In the past we’ve discussed how hearing health and heart health can be related.
Hearing loss can sometimes even be a symptom of an impending heart health issue, so it’s important to pay attention to all of the signs our body gives us: including issues with hearing.
If you notice that your hearing is not as good as it used to be, notice a sudden ringing in your ears, or find yourself with balance issues out of nowhere, seek out the medical advice of your doctor or audiologist, and get screened for hearing loss to rule out possible causes.
We know that the best way to stay healthy and strong is prevention, and part of prevention is getting regular exercise and eating well.
Since hearing health and heart health are connected, it makes sense that following a heart-healthy diet will benefit your hearing as well.
Here are a few quick, easy, heart-healthy recipes that can give you a some ideas of how to eat for heart and hearing health.
- Two-egg omelet with vegetables, a side of berries, and coffee
Scramble two eggs and add them into a heated pan with coconut oil or butter. Add cheese, cooked vegetables, salt and pepper into the middle and wrap the egg around the filling.
Coffee and berries are both great sources of antioxidants!
- Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato salad
Mix lettuce, avocado and tomato in a bowl and toss with your favorite dressing. Sprinkle in bacon bits.
This flavorful, healthy salad is a carb-free alternative to the BLT!
- Trail mix or a cheese stick
Make your own trail mix with nuts, dried fruit and dark chocolate chips
- Wild-caught salmon
- Red wine
Wild-caught salmon is satisfying, healthy and delicious. It has a wholesome dose of omega-3 fats which is great for your heart and your brain. Cook in a skillet or oven, seasoning it with lemon juice, a dash of maple syrup, salt and pepper.
One serving of red wine has heart-healthy antioxidants.
- Dark Chocolate and Brazil Nuts
Magnesium is a great nutrient for heart health because it relaxes our bodies and reduces stress at the end of the day and can even improve sleep. Dark chocolate and brazil nuts both have a healthy dose of magnesium!
With a little planning, eating for heart and hearing health can be easy, delicious and fun!
Remember that the first step to halting hearing loss and preventing further damage is to recognize your situation. Come in today for a hearing screening and formulate a strategy to train your brain to listen actively and effectively.
Diablo Hearing Services 2301 Camino Ramon, STE 106 San Ramon (925) 394-4646