Health in a Hurry! Blog

I vowed to never eat them after I moved out of my parents’ home. But getting diagnosed with high cholesterol has brought me back to this purple veggie. Studies show that eating beets can lower cholesterol, decrease inflammation, prevent birth defects and fight cancer. Today's tip: Beets...

Fruits and veggies get those beautiful colors because of the phytochemicals that are in the plants. I know you’re asking yourself, “Phyto-what?” Phytochemicals are substances similar to vitamins, and they are responsible for giving plants their color and taste. They are found in all plant...

Laughing helps release endorphins, the feel-good chemical that evens out our moods and makes us happy and relaxed. Have you ever had problems trying to lose weight? Would you be surprised to learn that happiness can greatly affect your ability to do so? Studies have...

Eat some cherries! Cherries contain melatonin, a substance that helps regulate your sleep cycle; allowing you to fall asleep faster. Cherries also contain an ibuprofen-like substance that works as an anti-inflammatory. This substance helps reduce arthritis pain. Besides helping promote sleep, cherries also have many anti-cancer properties,...

Gain weight over night? It’s possible. If you eat a meal loaded with sodium, you will gain weight, water weight, making it difficult to zip your pants in morning. To get rid of excess water weight, try eating an all natural (healthy) diuretic. Parsley is a mild...

Increase weight loss by adding fiber. Some of the fat you eat gets mixed with the fiber, which then gets excreted (sounds gross, but it's a good thing). Eating fiber makes you feel fuller, longer, helping to limit your trips to the refrigerator. Today's tip: Add a...