Tuesday, 2 January 2018

6 Amazing Foods For A Healthy Ear And Vision Eat This!

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We all know the most important thing to do to protect our eyes and ears. We cover our eyes when we see an oncoming bug, ball, spear, fist, or any other torpedoing projectile. But we can't rely on eyelids, windshields and safety goggles for everything. Minerals play an important role in our overall health and proper body function. Calcium builds strong bones and teeth. Zinc is an important mineral for boosting the immune system. But what you may not know is that some minerals are critical elements for protecting your hearing health.

You know that saying about your eyes being bigger than your stomach? Your diet is vital to your eye health too. Add foods rich in these vitamins, minerals and proteins to keep your vision strong.

Foods And Minerals For A Healthy Ear And Eyes


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  1. Magnesium : Research shows that peoples treated with magnesium in conjunction with Vitamins A, C, and E were protected when exposed to high levels of noise. It’s believed that the magnesium acted as a protective barrier to hair cells in the inner ear when loud noises were emitted. And lack of magnesium has been shown to shrink blood vessels in the inner ear, causing oxygen deprivation. So make sure you are getting enough of this superhero mineral.
  2. Omega 3 Fats & Vitamin D : We’ve all heard about the anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties of Omega 3s, but did you know it’s been show to prevent hearing loss? A recent study found that servings of this mineral can reduce the risk of age related hearing loss by over 40 per cent. Omega 3s can also help brain function, sending signals between your brain and ears more effectively.
  3. Vitamin E: Vitamin E is important for overall health, but especially in skin and eye health. It has also been connected to helping the body protect itself from free radicals or toxins that we come into contact with on a daily basis. Some of the free radicals are in the form of cigarette smoke, nitrogen dioxide, or metals. Vitamin E helps protect the ear from free radical damage. Foods high in this vitamin are sunflower seeds, dark leafy greens, and avocados.
  4. Potassium : Potassium is responsible for regulating the amount of fluid in your blood and body tissue. That can be important to your hearing health because fluid in the inner ear, that part of the ear that translates the noises we hear into electrical impulses the brain interprets as sound, is dependent upon a rich supply of potassium. As we age, those levels naturally drop which could be a contributing factor for presbycusis  or age-related hearing loss. An important hormone called aldosterol is partially responsible for regulating potassium, and research has linked a drop in aldosterol, common with aging, with hearing loss.
  5. Zinc : Zinc boosts body’s immune system and is also responsible for cell growth and healing wounds, so it’s potentially helpful in warding off germs that cause the common cold and even pesky ear infections. Some studies suggest it’s also effective in treating tinnitus in individuals with normal hearing. Zinc does interact with antibiotics and diuretics though, so seek a physician’s advice before using supplements. Foods rich in zinc include beef, pork and dark-meat chicken, cashews, almonds, peanuts, beans, split peas, lentils, oysters and dark chocolate. Try making homemade granola bars to get your fill of zinc.
  6. Folic Acid: Folic acid helps your body generate new cell growth and helps increase circulation in the body, contributing to the overall health of the hair cells in your inner ear. Foods that are rich in folic acid -  fortified breakfast cereal, liver, spinach, broccoli and asparagus.

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Author: Richard Smith