Eating healthy is a great idea no matter what but did you know that your healthy eating – or lack of it – can affect your ear health and hearing? Your ears are delicate instruments and, like the rest of your body, should be nurtured and treated with respect. You can protect your ear health, and in turn protect your hearing, by making sure you get proper quantities of high-quality nutrients including the following vitamins. The best way to get nutrients into your body is by eating whole foods from high-quality sources. Taking supplements is an option but it is not optimal.
Vitamin C: The best foods for getting vitamin C into your diet are
fresh milk* from cows, sheep, or water buffalo
Vitamin E: The best foods for getting vitamin E into your diet are
fresh milk* from cows or goats
Vitamin D: The best foods for getting vitamin D into your diet are
fresh milk* from cows or goats
Vitamin B12: The best foods for getting vitamin B12 into your diet will always come from animal sources. There is no true vitamin B12 in a plant food; there are only pre-cursors to vitamin B12 which, in a healthy body, will be converted to B12 after consumption. These are some great sources for vitamin B12:
yogurt from cows or water buffalo
fresh milk* from cows or water buffalo
None of the foods listed above are hard to come by. No matter where you are located you should be able to find at least some of these foods seasonally and locally. Incorporating these foods into your diet will serve to enhance your overall health which, in turn, will enhance your ear health. The best sources of any food, animal or plant, would be the one closest to nature as possible. That means non-GMO** fruits and vegetables grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and animals raised as close to their natural state as possible. For large grazing animals, this means living on pasture eating mainly grass. For chickens this means living on pasture, preferably following large herd animals, scratching in the dirt and manure while eating bugs, worms, grubs, and weeds. For seafood, this means wild caught, not farm raised. Farm-raised fish are often fed a diet of soy pellets and there is no way you can convince me that the natural diet of any sea animal includes soy!
You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to eat the best you can…start today by eating a meal like this!
*Fresh milk is unprocessed. It has not been pasteurized nor homogenized, both of which harm the nutrients in the milk. All milk consumed in this manner should be from free-roaming, pastured, grass-fed animals and never from confinement operations, feed-lot dairies, or any farms who feed animals foods which are not part of their natural diet. For example, cows are meant to consume grasses in the form of grass pasture, hay, silage, alfalfa; this should be the bulk of their food intake. Cows fed mainly on corn, soy, or other non-grass items will not produce a high quality milk suitable for fresh consumption. For more information on real milk, click here.
** GMO means Genetically Modified OrganismShare This Article: