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A well-balanced diet does more than just keep your muscles and bones healthy.  It also helps your ears!!  It’s true; your diet can improve, or worsen, your hearing quality.  While multi-vitamins are beneficial, the most effective way to gain the benefits of getting the necessary vitamins and minerals is directly from the source. Recent research from the Journal of Nutrition and the Journal of Otolaryngology have shown strong connections between diets rich in vitamin B12, vitamin A,  folic acid, Omega 3 protect the auditory system form free radicals.

ZINC – THE HEALING MINERAL

The properties of Zinc have been known to strengthen the immune system and increase healthy cell production.  The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of zinc were found to enhance the hearing recovery of patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL).   Zinc has also been found to decrease tinnitus symptoms. 

Foods High In Zinc

  • Beans
  • Dark Meats
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Peanuts & Tree nuts

FOLIC ACID – THE CELL REGENERATING MINERAL

Folic Acid is beneficial for cell regeneration and improving circulations, which is necessary for hearing functions.  Studies have shown connections between poor vitamin B-12 and folate intake and age-related with auditory issues.

Foods High in Folic Acid

  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Dark Leafy Vegetables
  • Peas

MAGNESIUM – THE BODY BUILDING MINERAL

Magnesium improves the oxygen flow throughout blood vessels, and assists in inner ear functions.  Patients with a high magnesium diet expressed lessened tinnitus symptoms than those who did not have a high magnesium diet, as documented in a recent study.

Foods High In Magnesium

  • Bananas
  • Broccoli
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach

VITAMINS A, C, AND B-FOLATE

Vitamins help maintain a strong immune system and assist the other minerals in your food complete their necessary “tasks” at the cellular level.

Foods That Are Vitamin Rich

  • Vitamin A – Pumpkin
  • Vitamin C – Citrus Fruits
  • Vitamin B-Folate – Dark Leafy Greens

If you have any questions, schedule an appointment online at either our Barrington or Marlton locations, or call 856-244-7082.

- Associates In Hearing HealthCare
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