We all know how important a good diet is in maintaining good health. As the saying goes, “You are what you eat”. A good diet can improve your physical well being, improve your mood, and help our bodies heal. But it turns out that your diet actually impacts much, much more, including your hearing.
In recent years, studies have increasingly shown that a diet rich in minerals and vitamins can influence your quality of hearing.
Many adults will take a daily multivitamin as part of their daily routine. Vitamins can also help to ensure your auditory system is working as it should be. A diet rich in certain vitamins will help maintain your overall health, but also help reduce your susceptibility to acquired hearing loss.
Your diet should be rich in:
In addition to vitamins, minerals also play an important role in your overall hearing health. A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound, and are found in the earth.
The most important minerals for your ears include:
When it comes to deciding on the foods that will protect your hearing, opt for a diet rich in nuts legumes, fruit and vegetables. Some of the foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals are:
A rainbow of colorful food on your dinner plate is one of the many ways to help protect your hearing. Find out more about how you can protect your hearing and help prevent hearing loss, call us on(507) 208-7002 to make an appointment to speak to one of our hearing care professionals today.