Coffee and Asthma! Huh?

Written by Randy Wilson

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The risk of asthma symptoms fell by 28% when patients drank three or more cups of coffee every day.

In 1992,repparttar Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES II) examined over twenty thousand Americans. The study found thatrepparttar 143596 risk of symptoms from patients with asthma going intorepparttar 143597 study fell dramatically (over 29%) when patients who regularly drank coffee were compared with patients who did not drink coffee on a regular basis.

In addition,repparttar 143598 risk of patients suffering from wheeze fell almost 13%. A relationship was also found betweenrepparttar 143599 amount of coffee consumed andrepparttar 143600 effects gained byrepparttar 143601 asthma patients. Those who drank more coffee had fewer symptoms; those who drank less coffee had more symptoms.

Another smaller coffee and asthma study was performed on nine adult asthmatics using four daily doses of caffeine similar torepparttar 143602 doses contained in coffee. This study showed a dose response effect of caffeine on forced expiratory volume (FEV), forced expiratory flow (FEF) and specific airway conductance (Gaw/VL). This data also suggests that caffeine is an effective tool to use in opening airways during an onset of asthma.

While doctors will never advise drinking coffee asrepparttar 143603 sole treatment for asthma as they did hundreds of years ago, they do agree thatrepparttar 143604 caffeine found in coffee is particularly beneficial in an emergency situation. Anecdotal evidence shows that people have used coffee in situations where inhalers were completely unavailable, such as when on vacations and on an airplane. Coffees are particularly useful in these situations, asrepparttar 143605 patients might otherwise suffer serious consequences due to their inability to breathe properly.

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You can find more articles on coffee such as Coffee and Depression and Coffee Colonics.

Healthy Fondue – A Guide To Making Broth and Hot Oil Fondues

Written by Anthony Tripodi

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Broth fondues are similar to hot oil fondue except they are cooked in broth instead of oil. The benefit of cooking in broth is that it takes onrepparttar flavors ofrepparttar 143488 ingredients dunked in it and you can eat it. Often broth fondue (or Shabu Shabu) is followed by a course of noodle or rice soup that is made withrepparttar 143489 leftover broth.

Start your broth fondue with low sodium chicken or beef broth. Like hot oil fondue you should use lean cuts of meat, small portions and limitrepparttar 143490 use of dipping sauces. Broth fondues add vegetables torepparttar 143491 mix. Try adding mushrooms, green onions, carrots and celery torepparttar 143492 broth. Loading up on vegetables will not only fill you but they’re healthy for you.

When running low on ingredients, addrepparttar 143493 remainder torepparttar 143494 fondue pot along with some noodles or rice. Let simmer for a few minutes and serve this wonderfully flavored soup as an after dinner treat to your guests.

Chocolate fondue is delicious but fattening. Cheese fondue is not something you should eat every day. When dieting you should probably skip them both and stick to broth and hot oil fondues. If some care is taken while gathering ingredients, fondue can become a healthy meal.

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