Eat Fish to Help Your Hearing and Your Heart

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Hi, I'm Babra Ficarra with your healthy tip of the day. When it comes to protein choices, choose fish. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice a week. And now there's some evidence that fish is good for your ears as well as your heart. In one study, people who ate fish at least twice a week were 42% less likely to develop age related hearing loss, compared to people who ate less than a serving a week.

Why? Researchers suspect that protection may come from the Omega-3 fats found in fish. Higher intakes of Omega-3s were associated with lower risks of hearing loss, and less hearing loss, and those who did developed it. Interestingly, taking fish supplements didn't offer the same advantages. The blood vessels said connect your Cochlear or the auditory part of your inner ear benefit from Omega 3 fats, the same way blood vessels in your heart do.

So hear this, land some fish on your plate tonight. For more ways to nourish your health, check out all our smart tips, right here.