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3 of Our Favorite Things in Tulsa and Oklahoma City

According to UCSF (and common medical science), “Excessive premature atrial contractions (PACs) have been shown to result in atrial office coffee service in Tulsa and Oklahoma Cityfibrillation, 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.”

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.


  • 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)


According to 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

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According to 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 your mood

There are a lot of benefits to offering a coffee/tea and vending services at your Tulsa and Oklahoma City 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 Tulsa and Oklahoma City location today, call Blue Sky Supply at (918) 599-9100. 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.

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Millennials Place A Premium On Snacks And They Want Them On The Go in Tulsa and Oklahoma City!

The break room snack machine in Tulsa and Oklahoma City plays a more important role in consumers’ lives today than at any time in history. Especially vending machines offering nutritious snacks with brands that consumers know and trust.
If your Tulsa and Oklahoma City break room happens to cater to Millennials, the snack machine is even more critical to their daily lifestyles.
The latest Mintel research confirms that consumers prefer portable snacks when on-the-go and they will pay more for healthier snacks and indulgent treats. Based on the June 2016 Mintel report, “Snacking in Foodservice,” 67 percent of consumers aged 18 to 44 desire snacks that are portable for on-the-go consumption.

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With snacking now ubiquitous, more than three in five (64 percent) consumers agree that snacking is necessary to get through the day, including 77 percent of Millennials. What’s more, an extra boost of energy is also a motivator for Millennials as two in five (38 percent) dine at snack shops for energy compared to one quarter (27 percent) of consumers overall.
Recognizable brands also play a role when choosing snacks, as seven in 10 (69 percent) of consumers say snacks with branded ingredients are higher quality than other snacks. Moreover, seven in 10 (71 percent) Millennials say snacks are best eaten while on the go.
Keep in mind that Millennials are the fastest growing segment of today’s work force.
“Millennials gave us food trucks, food raves – what they want is a sense of community and they get that around food… They wake up every morning with the idea ‘you only live once’ (YOLO), so they are driving food trends, and we need to be watching carefully what Millennials are eating, because that’s what is creating the trends,” said Phil Lempert, a food marketing and retail expert.
healthy snack vending machines in Tulsa and Oklahoma CityWhile it’s important to address the needs of all consumers, the Millennials bear special attention since their numbers are growing.
As for the generation that succeeds the Millennials, snacking will also be important. The youngest consumers are being exposed to more varieties of flavors by their parents, meaning foodservice providers need to be ready to provide more variety in the meals and snacks they offer.
“There is a movement among parents to expand the palates of their children by introducing them to more diverse flavors that don’t typically fit into a kids’ menu,” says Diana Kelter, a foodservice analyst at Mintel.
Creative vending and refreshment service providers will certainly need to find ways to introduce more diverse snacks for consumers to eat on the run.
For more information about healthy snack and beverage options for your Tulsa and Oklahoma City breakroom, contact your Tulsa and Oklahoma City vending partner Blue Sky Supply at (918) 599-9100 to discuss your customized break room solution.