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Summer shakes for ears

Summer shakes for your ears

Published 26-06-2017
Last Updated05-08-2019

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 spinach
  • 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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