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YOUR DALLAS FORTH WORTH BREAKROOM WANTS MORE TEA!

Tea has been growing dramatically in popularity in Dallas Fort Worth as well as becoming a bigger portion of today’s office coffee services. Just considering the health benefits and the increasing interest in healthier living, this trend is no surprise.

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Up until now, most of the attention has been on green teas, with their multiple benefits, such as improving brain function, enhancing fat burning abilities, lowering risk of certain cancers, and so on. Now, in a recent study, the focus has turned to herbal teas…and the results have been intriguing.

Earlier this year, experts at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England conducted a study involving 180 participants. Each person was randomly picked to be served peppermint tea, chamomile tea or simply hot water as a control group.

Before drinking the provided beverage, each participant completed a questionnaire relating to his or her mood. Then, following a twenty-minute rest period, everyone underwent a series of tests to measure memory and a range of other cognitive functions. This was then followed by another mood questionnaire.

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The results, published on DailyMail.com in April, show that those who drank peppermint tea showed significant improvement in alertness, long-term memory and working memory performance. Certainly, these findings would be intriguing for any office manager looking to stimulate performance.

On the other hand, chamomile tea was shown to slow down memory and attention speed. Its consumption was found to be on par with smelling lavender, offering mood-soothing qualities. Therefore, it’s a great option for something to drink before bed, but probably not to kick off a productive workday.

Overall, the findings further promote the many wellness benefits of tea consumption, and why it should be a key part of any office coffee offering in your Dallas Forth Worth breakroom. The trick is making sure you’re offering the right varieties to keep your employees alert and productive, rather than relaxed and lackadaisical.

Are you interested in adding more tea options to your beverage program? Contact your Dallas Forth Worth vendor, Vend Pro at (972) 948-3431 and we’ll be happy to show you what’s available and how to get started.

For more information on the health benefits of tea, visit teausa.com.

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According to UCSF (and common medical science), “Excessive premature atrial contractions (PACs) have been shown to result in atrial fibrillation, stroke and death while excessive premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) have been shown to result in increased heart failure, coronary artery disease and death. Both abnormalities were tied to caffeine consumption through studies and trials, but these studies were performed several decades ago and did not use PACs and PVCs as a primary outcome.”

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A recent study from UCSF, published in the January 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association, researched the chronic consumption of caffeine over a 12 month period and found that (contrary to popular belief) regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats.

“Clinical recommendations advising against the regular consumption of caffeinated products to prevent disturbances of the heart’s cardiac rhythm should be reconsidered, as we may unnecessarily be discouraging consumption of items like chocolate, coffee and tea that might actually have cardiovascular benefits,” said senior author [of the study] Gregory Marcus, MD, MAS, a UCSF Health cardiologist and director of clinical research in the UCSF Division of Cardiology.

*And the crowd goes wild! Coffee, tea and chocolate lovers of the world rejoice!*

So if more caffeine consumption does not have a negative impact on the heart, in honor of a month dedicated to love let’s take a look at the health benefits associated with coffee, tea and chocolate; three treats that we do LOVE.

Coffee

  • Potentially protect against type 2 diabetes (Harvard School of Public Health)
  • Potentially reduce risk of Parkinson’s disease and slow shaking in existing cases (Research Institute of the McGill University Healthy Centre)
  • Lowers risk of liver cancer by about 40% (Milan’s Institute di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri)
  • Can lower the incidence of cirrhosis of the liver in alcohol drinkers by about 22% (Kaiser Permanente)
  • Can protect against heart failure (Harvard School of Public Health)

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According to Time.com certain teas can:

  • Boost exercise endurance
  • Reduce the risk of heart attack
  • Protect against a “boatload” of cancers including: breast, colon, skin, lung, stomach, liver, ovarian and prostrate
  • Improve bone mineral density

Chocolate

According to huffingtonpost.com chocolate can:

  • Reduce stroke risk
  • Lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Improve skin (dark chocolate has antioxidants that can offer protection from UV damage
  • Improve blood flow
  • Boost you mood

There are a lot of benefits to offering a coffee/tea and vending services at your Dallas Fort Worth office including increasing employee engagement, increasing productivity, improving employee happiness, and increasing your bottom line. Now you may want to add improving employee health (decreasing sick time) to the list.

For more information on the health benefits of coffee, tea and chocolate (three of our favorite things) or to find out how you can start a coffee and tea service at your Dallas Fort Worth location today, call Vend Pro at (972) 948-3431.  One of our team specialists will be happy to help you create a program that best fits your company’s needs and that correlates with your company’s health and wellness programs.

Research Finds Coffee Improves Physical Endurance

Ask the average coffee drinker in Dallas Fort Worth what they like Office Coffee Service in Dallas Fort Worthmost about coffee, and you’ll hear a range of answers. The taste. The pick-me-up. The break from the routine. The social aspect. All benefits having to do with improving one’s mental performance.
But physical performance is also entering the discussion, thanks to recent scientific research.
According to a University of Georgia study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, coffee can improve an athlete’s physical endurance. Researcher Simon Higgins reviewed more than 600 scholarly articles studying the effects of caffeine on physical endurance. He discovered that randomized control trials indicated coffee improves endurance.
Higgins, a third-year doctoral student in kinesiology in the College of Education, found that between 3 and 7 milligrams per kilogram of body weight of caffeine from coffee improved endurance performance by an average of 24 percent.
The subjects in the trials either cycled or ran after drinking coffee. They then exercised vigorously and the results were measured. In most cases, endurance noticeably improved. These benefits are referred to as “ergogenic,” meaning they enhance physical performance.
This new research will be interesting to customers involved in sports and recreational activities, and those with physically demanding jobs.
Higgins also realized that more research is needed on the use of caffeine from coffee versus pure caffeine use.
“There’s the potential that getting your caffeine by drinking coffee has similar endurance benefits as taking caffeine pills,” Higgins said. “Previous research has focused on caffeine itself as an aid to improve endurance. While there is a lack of high-quality research on coffee as a source of caffeine, there is an abundance of research on pure caffeine. It’s surprising how little we know about caffeine from coffee when its endurance effects could be just as beneficial as pure caffeine.”

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“There’s a perception that coffee won’t give you the same benefits as pure caffeine,” he said. “New research could mean that athletes could have a cup of coffee versus taking a pill.”
More research is needed before giving official recommendations to athletes, Higgins noted, especially since the amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee can vary depending on how it’s prepared. The amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee can vary from 75 mg to more than 150, depending on the variety and how it’s roasted and brewed.
“There is a caveat to athletes using coffee: Be careful because you don’t know how much caffeine is in some coffee, especially when it’s prepared by someone else,” he said. Athletes should discuss their caffeine with their sports dietitian since the NCAA lists it as a banned substance.
These findings are among several health-related benefits associated with coffee in recent years. It’s safe to say that coffee’s effect on human health has been rehabilitated.
Recent studies have also credited moderate coffee intake with reducing the risk of heart disease, brain cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions. Improving your physical endurance is one of many benefits of drinking coffee.
To find out more about coffee solutions for your Dallas Fort Worth business, contact your refreshment services partner, Vend Pro at (972) 948-3431 .