Atlanta Employees Enjoy Caffeine’s Benefits
Maintaining recommended fitness levels is a challenge for many individuals, but there is new research about caffeine that might make it just a bit easier to accomplish. Recent research from the University of São Paulo in Brazil found a link between caffeine consumption and more effective workouts. Burning 450 calories was the start point for data collection. The first time after taking a caffeine pill, the second time after taking a placebo, and the third time after taking nothing. Compared to taking nothing, consuming the caffeine pill was 3.3 percent faster. That is a substantial boost.
But caffeine offers more benefits to Atlanta individuals who consume it than just improving one’s workout performance. If you ask, most individuals know that it decreases fatigue first thing in the morning as well as during the mid-afternoon slump. Less familiar may be the idea that caffeine has been found to provide a mental boost for 45 minutes after consuming it and improved memory over the next 24 hours. Atlanta employee’s reaction time, and concentration also increases. Each of these benefits on their own are good for employee productivity. Combined benefits were even better for employees.
Caffeine has also been found to play a role in preventing a number of health conditions. Included conditions: type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, as well as reduce the risk of liver cancer and mouth and throat cancers.
To get the most benefit, it is best to consume snacks and beverages with naturally occurring caffeine. “Added” caffeine does not contain the powerful antioxidants and vitamins that are found in the naturally occurring form. Its boost is a sudden jolt up and a fast crash down. 60 plant species contain the naturally occurring form including cocoa beans, kola nuts and tea leaves. They also include coffee beans, yerba maté, guarana berries, guayusa, and the yaupon holly. Chocolate, tea, and coffee are three of the more popular forms of naturally occurring caffeine in Atlanta, and each one contains different beneficial antioxidants.
- Chocolate: flavonoids, procyanidins, epicatechin, cocoa phenols
- Tea: epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, and epicatechin
- Coffee: chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, and melanoidins
Which one is your favorite type—chocolate, tea or coffee? Offering all three of them in your Atlanta office break room is a cost-effective way to help your employees relax. At the same time, this will boost their productivity. For more information about different vending machine or micro-market options, call Southern Refreshment Services at 770-939-9299. We can help you determine the best caffeinated options for your employees.