New Discovery, Too Good to Be True in Atlanta?

What could be the next big secret to walking farther and longer on the treadmill? Would Chocolateyou believe us if we said dark chocolate?

A recent pilot study in Italy concentrated on 20 people ages 60-78 who suffer from peripheral artery disease, a narrowing of the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the legs, stomach, arms and head. The reduced blood flow as a result of this disease can cause pain, cramping or fatigue in the legs or hips while walking.

iStock_000017158509SmallThe patients who participated in the study walked on average 11% farther and 15% longer, two hours after eating 40 grams of dark chocolate than they did before eating the standard size American candy bar.

The dark chocolate used in the study had a cocoa content of more than 85%, making it rich in polyphenols which researchers believe improve blood flow to the legs by affecting biochemicals that prompt arteries to widen.

But as great as this sounds for all of us with a sweet tooth, don’t get too excited. 11% father was on average only 39 feet and 15% longer was on average only 17 seconds.

Dr. Mark Creager of the American Heart Association cautions that as interesting as these findings are due to other health concerns related to consuming too much chocolate including: diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol he does “not recommend that people eat chocolate bars to improve their walking distance.” To Dr. Creager’s comment we would also add, that it takes a lot longer than 17 seconds on a treadmill to burn off a candy bar.

In short, although dark chocolate might add a few seconds to your workout, it doesn’t add enough to rationalize eating a candy bar before the gym.

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Oh The Places You’ll Go In Atlanta

“Oh the places you’ll go” may make you think of high school in Atlanta/college graduations or a Dr. mojoe_11576808Seuss book but now with some new innovation from MoJoe Brewing Company, a Maryland tech startup company, it may have you thinking about coffee.

The mojoe™ is a personal mobile coffee maker that allows you to brew coffee anytime, anywhere.

iStock_000013689392XSmallWith its compartmental design you can preload your coffee ingredients and freshly brewed coffee separately so that you can store your coffee grounds, water, sugar and creamer until you are ready to brew with just the push of a button.

Curious to know more? The mojoe™ boasts that it’s:

  • Innovative – the water boiler design heats room temperature water to the optimum coffee brewing temperature
  • Mobile – Power up you mojoe™ anywhere using a coffeebeans sackcar charger, wall outlet or rechargeable battery
  • Safe – a safe-start and auto-off technology protects you from accidental spillage while the mojoe™ is on and brewing.  (Maybe even more importantly, it’s dishwasher safe!)
  • Ergonomic – a slim design makes it easy to carry, store or fit the mojoe™ in your car’s cup holder.

Unfortunately for all of us coffee lovers who do think it’s time that our coffee went mobile, the mojoe™ is still only available for pre-order. Looking for a vending service that offers cutting edge technology and the latest in office coffee service in Atlanta? Call Eagle Vending today at (770) 426-1969 for a free no-obligation consultation of your break room needs.