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5 Simple Health Hacks

Eat purple fruit: According to scientists at the University of Manchester, many degenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, are linked to poorly bound iron in food, which triggers the release of dangerous toxins in the body. Purple fruits are especially rich in chelators, substances that cling to iron, preventing this negative reaction and upping the immuneboosting benefits of the vitamin C in the fruit.

Drink cherry juice: The juice of the montmorency, a tart-tasting variety of cherry, reduces muscle pain caused by joint inflammation, arthritis or even exercise. The painkilling qualities are derived from the high content of compounds called anthocyanins in the cherries, which have healing properties.

Check your blood pressure: It’s estimated up to 60 per cent of men between 18 and 39 have high blood pressure, a prime source of chronic fatigue, but don’t realise it.

Take omega-3 oils daily: Research consistently shows compelling evidence of the myriad health gains of fish oils. They help prevent heart disease and cancer, especially of the prostate, as well as boosting memory power. Oily fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines are by far the best food source of omega-3, but if you don’t fancy eating fish every day take it in capsule form instead.

Get a massage: Studies show massage helps conquer three serious energy drainers – anxiety, headaches and muscle soreness. St David’s Hotel & Spa have a great variety to ease all ills.

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