Remember, every step you take to improve the health of your heart will positively impact your hearing health, too. In honor of American Heart Month, try our sample menu and let us know what you think in the comments.
The right foods can help maintain good hearing, but if you already have hearing loss, even the healthiest diet won’t be able to reverse it. If you or someone you love needs help, find a hearing care professional near you for a complete hearing examination. It’s easy, painless and it could improve all areas of your life.
The goal of heart healthy recipes is to maintain proper levels of cholesterol and fatty molecules called lipids. This is done by reducing bad types of cholesterol, mainly low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which can be harmful to the heart. What does high LDL have to do with hearing loss? One study in the Ear Nose & Throat Journal showed that hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness were caused by elevated blood lipids. The fix? Lowering those LDLs improved the symptoms in 83 percent of the patients within five months of treatment. Subsequent studies have supported these results. When eating a heart healthy diet, eat mindfully and enjoy the great variety of foods you can and should eat more frequently. A quick Google search on the subject will give you thousands of articles on the best foods. There’s salmon, blueberries, coffee, dark leafy greens, avocado, dark chocolate, red wine, tomatoes, nuts and so much more. There is a seemingly endless array of delicious foods. Improving your diet can seem overwhelming at first, so take it one day at a time. To get you started, we’ve created a sample menu for just one day. Don’t stop there! With a little planning and focus, you can improve both your heart health and your hearing health.