You are what you eat!

Did you know that the food you eat can affect your hearing? Simply remember: Eat Healthy, Hear Better

Whilst eating carrots can provide health benefits but unfortunately they won't help you see in the dark and they aren't a natural food source of rabbits. On the other had, one thing we do know is they can help you hear better! 

For example, carrot juice is particularly high in beta-carotene, which you body used to produce Vitamin A aka. Retinol. This in turn is needed for a healthy cochlea - the organ of listening that contains touchy hair follicles inside our ears. As per “Human Biochemistry and Disease,” low levels of Vitamin A inside of your cochlea may add to listening to hearing loss and
tinnitus. Albeit not experimentally demonstrated, recounted proof proposes that Vitamin A supplements reduce the side effects of tinnitus.
On the other hand, poor blood flow to the ears contributes to hearing loss, and vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that removes harmful free-radicals from blood vessels, and is needed for collagen production and tissue repair. Carrot juice is also a sound source of vitamin C, and in addition Vitamin B-6, which is required for productive nerve transmission, useful when a loud noise hurts a portion of the nerve fibres in your ear. 

Carrot juice likewise, contains some potassium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, iron and sulphur, as per the “American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide.” Minerals are required for the strength of the small bones inside of your ear and are vital to electrolyte parity, which is critical for the liquid inside of your cochlea. Of course carrots are only one part of a healthy diet and, as shown opposite, there are plenty of other foods available that are good for you and your hearing.

If you suspect that you or a family member is suffering from hearing loss get in contact with us, either by calling 0800 612 7978 or completing the form, and we will carry out a free hearing assessment in one of our clinics or in the comfort of your own home.

Not quite ready to see us just yet? Try our free online hearing test to check for yourself if you are experiencing hearing loss.

What other foods could help your hearing?
  • Fish
  • The high amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin D generally found in fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel can be very beneficial for your hearing. Studies have shown that adults who ate fish twice a week had a 42% lower possibility of having an age-related hearing loss compared to those who didn’t eat fish. The main reason for this is that Omega 3 strengthens the blood vessels in the ear’s sensory system. Fish is your ear’s friend so get eating!

  • Asparagus
  • A regular dose of antioxidants, especially in the form of folic acid can diminish the danger of hearing loss by up to 20%. Antioxidants reduce the quantity of free radicals that swirl through your body and which can harm the nerve tissue inside ears. Folic acid can also be found in beans, broccoli, eggs, liver, spinach and nuts.

  • Bananas
  • Not only tasty, bananas are a good source of magnesium which provides additional protection against noise induced hearing loss. It is also found in potatoes, artichokes and broccoli.

  • Dark Chocolate
  • While not part of your 5-a-day, it does contain a good amount of Zinc which increases the inner ear’s resistance to age related hearing loss. Oysters and pork are good sources too.

  • Oranges
  • Vitamin C can keep free radicals in check and strengthen your overall immune system, thus reducing the risk of ear infections. Other sources include strawberries and tomatoes.

    So the message is simple - eat healthy and you could keep hearing better! 


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