Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sunburst Oranges Has Three Great Foods For Stress Eating

When your work deadlines are piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? 

When it comes to offsetting your stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve their tension. Indeed, some foods may help stabilize blood sugar or, better yet, your emotional response. Here, are three foods from Sunburst Oranges to reach for when you've just about had enough of work and your boss.

Dark Chocolate
Calling all chocoholics: a regular healthy indulgence (just a bite, not a whole bar!) of dark chocolate might have the power to regulate your stress levels. Research has shown that dark chocolate can reduce your stress hormones, including cortisol. Also, the antioxidants in cocoa trigger the walls of your blood vessels to relax, lowering blood pressure and improving circulation. And finally, dark chocolate contains unique natural substances that create a sense of euphoria similar to the feeling of being in love! Go for varieties that contain at least 70% cocoa.

One ounce of these tasty nut pack 11 percent of the daily recommended value of zinc, an essential mineral that has been shown to help reduce anxiety. When researchers gave zinc supplements to people who were diagnosed with both anxiety symptoms (irritability, lack of ability to concentrate) and deficient zinc levels over a course of eight weeks, the patients saw a 31 percent decrease in anxiety, according to Nutrition and Metabolic Insights.
This is likely because zinc affects the levels of a nerve chemical that influences mood. If you're already getting enough zinc, then it may not help your mood to chow down on
cashews (or other zinc-rich foods like oysters, beef, chicken, and yogurt). But, cashews are also rich in omega-3s and protein, so they're a smart snack no matter what.

When you have an ongoing loop of negative thoughts playing in your mind, doing something repetitive with your hands may help silence your inner monologue. Think knitting or kneading bread—or even shelling nuts like pistachios or peanuts. The rhythmic moves will help you relax. Plus, the added step of cracking open their shells slows down your eating, making pistachios a diet-friendly snack. What's more, pistachios have heart-health benefits. Eating pistachios may reduce acute stress by lowering blood pressure and heart rate. Pistachios contain key phytonutrients that may provide antioxidant support for your heart and circulatory wellbeing.

All three of these and many more tasty varieties are conveniently available on our website at:

If you are looking for the perfect wholesome gift for a business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

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Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257

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