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Many people are now using functional medicine to improve their nutrition and prevent certain diseases. There are special diets for diabetes management and prevention, as well as heart-healthy foods. But did you know you can also eat healthy ears? If you’re in the area, come visit Pensacola’s best hearing center. Continue reading to learn more.

Healthy Hearing: The Nutrients That Make It Happen

It is always good to eat a balanced diet that includes whole foods. This promotes overall health and helps with weight loss. However, certain nutrients have been shown to be beneficial for healthy ears. These include magnesium, folate and vitamins B12 as well as vitamins C, E and A. Two of these nutrients are particularly important because of their connection to hearing health.


It is found in abundance throughout the body, and it aids in nearly every cellular process. This mineral is especially important for nerve function. It is also good news for hearing. The inner ear hair cells communicate directly with the auditory nervous, and send signals to the brain when a sound wave passes through your eardrum. These cells must be strong and healthy to protect against hearing loss caused by noise. Magnesium deficiency can also lead to high blood pressure, anxiety, heart disease and depression. These conditions are often associated with hearing loss.


Like magnesium, potassium plays a role in many cellular processes within the body. However, it is most well-known for its ability to regulate fluids. Potassium is an electrolyte because it can create positive ions in water. It works with sodium to make sure the cells have enough fluid. An imbalance in the cochlea’s endolymph can cause hair cell damage and disrupt the flow of fluid. Only people with kidney disease should increase their potassium intake. Most people should increase their potassium intake.

Chocolate Almond Avocado Pudding

Magnesium and potassium are important nutrients in many of the best foods you can make. This chocolate almond pudding is a delicious healthy treat that will make you feel richer than it really is. It’s a recipe from Simply so Healthy. You will need a blender and these ingredients:

  • 1.5 c. almond butter
  • Coconut cream, 0.5 c.
  • 3 Tbsp. 3 Tbsp. granulated Stevia, or monkfruit (you can substitute your favorite sweetener but adjust the amount to suit your taste.
  • 1 medium avocado (6 oz. 1 medium avocado (6 oz.
  • 3 Tbsp. 3 Tbsp.
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. 1 tsp. almond extract
  • For garnish, use unsweetened coconut flakes
  • For garnish, grate sliced almonds


  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
  2. Place in cups of serving size, cover and let cool for at least 5 hours before serving.
  3. Serve with unsweetened coconut flakes or sliced almonds.
  4. Enjoy!

Each serving contains approximately 405 mg potassium and 78mg magnesium. This is about 12% to 20% of your daily value, respectively. Half a cup of sliced banana can be added to increase the percentage to 23% or 27%.

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