5 Easy Ways to Reduce Inflammation Overnight!Published Date:
Want to improve your overall health overnight? I’m pretty sure the answer is a unanimous YES! Read on for a few small ‘edits’ that you can start implementing right this very second… and yes, you really do have the power to control & limit inflammation.
Best part about making these changes? You don't have to wait months or years to start seeing results & feeling better. Research suggests that reducing inflammation in the body is the key to staying healthy & slowing down your body’s aging process. So let’s dive in so we can all reduce inflammation, starting today!!
1. Get a GOOD & proper night’s sleep (7-8 hours to be exact)
I’ll be the first to admit, I struggle with this one… but when you sleep, your body is hard at work repairing & restoring your cells. Yes, 7-8 hours a night may seem a little excessive, but it’s exactly what an adult body needs every night (I repeat... every night!) to stay healthy. Not enough sleep can trigger a wide range of inflammatory reactions & can stop the process of your body healing & rejuvenating. So if you want to reduce inflammation, good sleep is where it begins. Go to bed early, stop scrolling through your phone, & chug a big glass of water. Boom!
If you have trouble sleeping check out our favorite meditation app!
2. Start everyday with a veggie packed cold-pressed juice, preferably a green one! (The Clover, Celery, Detox Greens, or Go Big)
Leafy greens and celery are some of the absolute best foods for lowering inflammation. We’re talking antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, carotenoids, phytonutrients, and the list goes on. We understand that a full plate of greens isn’t always appetizing or feasible, which is one of the reasons why we make our delicious cold-pressed juices! Check out our veggie forward green juices here: Detox Greens, The Clover, Celery, and Go Big. We live by the saying ‘one juice a day’ so whether you’re making it fresh at home, or ordering from us, start each day with one green juice, and I swear, you will notice a difference. Be sure to check out our Anti-Inflammation Juice Kit!
3. Get more exercise (20 minutes will do the trick!)
Daily exercise improves your body’s immune function. Plain and simple. The good news is that you only need 20 minutes of movement a day to help reduce inflammation. Go on a walk, up your yoga game, take an online HIIT class in your living room, or even do a fun dance class with our fav @ryan.heffington! This is our favorite online workout class. Mindfulness & meditation have also been proven to reduce inflammation & help keep stress levels at bay.
4. Be picky about the ingredients you put inside your body
Eat whole foods AND read the ingredients!!! Ditch processed foods and items that are high in added sugar. What else?! Additives, dyes, preservatives, along with other chemicals are regularly added to food and may be the cause of inflammation without you even noticing… so cut them out (within reason, and when you can).
With Little West juice, you never have to worry about additives or preservatives. What you see on the front of the bottle is what you get! No sugar, no water, just fresh veggies & fruit.
5. Take a break from alcohol and/or caffeine
As a mama of 2 littles, I know, this sounds impossible because I love my coffee and my wine (#truth). So we’re not saying to cut both out completely, just be mindful and limit your intake. Eliminating (deep breaths!) or cutting back on these two substances will noticeably help calm inflammation within days. Try it out and report back. We’re curious to see what works best for you!
Do you want to start reducing inflammation overnight? Purchase our Anti-Inflammation Juice Kit!