We take our key senses for granted – but couldn’t do without them; but our ears and eyes are under constant threat. With surprisingly little extra care it’s easy to improve your chances of retaining your senses, not to mention avoiding infections and irritations. For example age-related hearing loss may be associated with poor micro-nutrient status. The role of folate in cellular metabolism, the nervous system and vascular function is important for the auditory system.
Adding certain nutrients to your diet every day – either through foods or supplements – can help save your vision and hearing. For example researchers have linked eye-friendly nutrients such as lutein/zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc to reducing the risk of certain eye diseases, including macular degeneration and cataract formation.