SUMMER SHAKES FOR YOUR EARS

They say, “you are what you eat” and studies have shown that this applies to hearing loss as well. Here are four summer friendly sippers with key ear-friendly nutrients. You need a blender or a juicer and then you’re all set.
THE LOW-CAL LISTENER
Watch your waistline! A study on mice concluded that calorie restriction could help delay age-related hearing loss. Try this low-cal smoothie for a slimming treat.
  • 240ml water
  • 250 ml kale
  • 4 cucumber slices
  • 125 ml blueberries
  • 4 medium strawberries
  • 3-5 grapes
  • 125 ml orange juice
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 180ml almond milk
THE FOLATE FRENZY
A recent study showed that people with age-related hearing loss often had low levels of folate. Here’s a folate-rich smoothie to help your thirst – and your ears!
  • 240 ml water
  • 120 ml orange juice
  • 120 ml almond milk
  • 1 mango (skin left on)
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 125 ml blackberries
  • 125 ml cantaloupe melon
THE MAGNESIUM MIXER
A study of 300 military recruits found daily magnesium supplements helped protect the ear from noise-induced damage. Try this magnesium-rich smoothie before heading to your next summer concert.
  • 240 ml water
  • 1 banana
  • 2 handfuls of sinach
  • ½ an avocado
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed
  • 1 small handful of almonds
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat yogurt
  • 3 medium strawberries
  • 125 ml blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey or guava
  • 125 ml orange juice
  • 125 ml almond milk
THE ANTIOXIDANT AUDIOPHILE
Antioxidants have been proven to have a host of benefits – the most recent one being improving hearing. Here’s an anti-oxidant rich smoothie for your ears.
  • 1 medium sweet potato (boiled 30-35 minutes, skinned)
  • 1 handful kale
  • 1 small-medium carrot
  • 1 small sweet red pepper
  • 250 ml cantaloupe
  • 160 ml orange juice
  • 80 ml almond / low-fat milk
  • 1 small handful of almonds
  • 1 teaspoon honey

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