This particular write-up lay emphasis on foods which are good to improve one's eyesight and hearing abilities.
Potassium. Potassium is a mineral that helps maintain fluid levels in the blood so that it can increase hearing ability because the fluid in your inner ear is also rich in potassium. Good sources for potassium are potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, raisins, apricots, bananas, melons, oranges, yogurt and low-fat milk.
Folate. Folic acid is needed by the body to produce new cells and improve your blood circulation. Good circulation ensures that your inner ear is healthy. Sources of folic acid can be found in cereals, liver, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, green beans, avocados, lettuce, beans, tomato juice, eggs, strawberries, papaya, bananas, and melons.
Magnesium. Magnesium can protect your ears from free radicals caused by exposure to loud noises, thus helping to prevent hearing loss. Research has shown that low levels of magnesium cause blood vessels in the ear to shrink, deprive oxygen and make the ear deaf easily. Good sources for magnesium are bananas, potatoes, spinach and broccoli.
Zinc. Zinc or Zinc is a mineral that enhances your immune system, which helps prevent ear infections. Sources of zinc food are cashews, almonds, peanuts, peas, lentils, dark chocolate, oysters, beef and chicken.
Macro minerals (manganese). This mineral can increase your hearing by ensuring that the brain and nerves function properly. Manganese sources are usually apples, apricots, avocados, nuts, pineapple, raisins, celery, and egg yolks.
Vitamin D. As you probably know, Vitamin D is needed for calcium absorption for your bones. This affects your ears too. Lack of vitamin D causes osteopenia, a condition in which the bones in the ear harden and become porous, this causes hearing loss. The best sources of vitamins are in sunlight, cod liver oil, fish oil, salmon, mackerel, tuna, liver, and egg yolks.
Vitamin B12. This vitamin improves hearing by controlling the production of red blood cells, decreasing homocysteine production, which causes hearing loss, and prevents the onset of tinnitus. Good sources of vitamin B12 are milk, eggs, lean beef and shellfish.
Omega-3. This fatty acid prevents hearing loss because it affects the brain to communicate with the ear. This omega 3 content also prevents inflammation and ensures that messages between the brain and ears are sent effectively. Good sources of omega 3 are fish, shrimp, walnuts, flaxseeds, beef, soybeans, tofu and cauliflower.
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