Coffee and Asthma! Huh?

Written by Randy Wilson

Here are some facts aboutrepparttar relationship between coffee and asthma. Regular coffee drinkers have about 1/3 less asthma symptoms than those of non-coffee drinkers according to a Harvard researcher who studied 20,000 people.

Forrepparttar 143596 past several years, many experts have touted how horrible coffees were for our health and thatrepparttar 143597 drinking of caffeinated coffee should be immediately ceased. Recently, however, several studies have shown that caffeinated coffee can actually be extremely good for people. One ofrepparttar 143598 groups of people who can reap health benefits from drinking caffeinated coffee is those people who suffer from asthma.

In particular, drinking caffeinated coffee inrepparttar 143599 situation of an emergency onset of asthma can allowrepparttar 143600 patient to breathe easily. Doctors have recommended coffee as an emergency way of treating asthma patients who find themselves with a sudden onset and no medication for many, many years.

In Scotland, as evidenced byrepparttar 143601 Edinburgh Medical Journal, asthma and coffee are good for each other. While not recommended for exclusive treatment, one to two cups of stron coffee may help open airways.

This coffee and asthma treatment can help a patient who is suffering from an onset of asthma symptoms and finds himself without an inhaler breathe more easily untilrepparttar 143602 inhaler can be obtained. This emergency treatment has proven extremely effective due torepparttar 143603 similarities between caffeine and a tried-and-true asthma medication known as theophylline.

The similarities between these two chemicals lead doctors to routinely advise patients who are about to undergo tests for lung function to avoid coffee and other caffeinated beverages for one to two days prior torepparttar 143604 time ofrepparttar 143605 test.

Several large coffee and asthma studies conducted inrepparttar 143606 past few years have examinedrepparttar 143607 relationship between drinking coffee andrepparttar 143608 prevalence of asthma. A study of over seventy thousand Italians showed that there was a significant reduction inrepparttar 143609 appearance of asthma amongst patients who would regularly drink coffee.

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

Written by Anthony Tripodi

A pot of hot oil that you dip meat into sounds downright barbaric but it can also be heart healthy. Broth and hot oil fondues are much less decadent than their siblings, cheese and chocolate fondue but they’re just as tasty. If a little care is taken when selecting ingredients and overeating is avoided, then both broth and hot oil fondues can become a healthy meal.

Fondue Bourguignonne (also known as hot oil fondue) consists of diners who cook their own food on long forks in a pot filled with hot oil. The oil is heated in a fondue pot to about 325 degrees and guests spike cubes of meat and place them directly intorepparttar hot oil. While waiting a minute or two forrepparttar 143488 meat to cook and also to enjoy some wine and their company (the best part of fondue)repparttar 143489 cube is removed fromrepparttar 143490 oil and ready to be dunked into a variety of dipping sauces.

In order to make hot oil fondue healthier you need to start withrepparttar 143491 oil. Peanut oil is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in monounsaturated fat. This means that that just like olive oil, peanut oil will improverepparttar 143492 ratio of “good cholesterol” to “bad cholesterol”. Next you will need to use lean cuts of meat. Beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin and loin of lamb are good but chicken or turkey breast are your best bets. And keeprepparttar 143493 portions small. The general guideline is thatrepparttar 143494 portion should be aboutrepparttar 143495 size of your palm of your hand.

Dipping sauces can also be made healthier with ingredient substitutions. Try using low sodium soy sauce or fat free sour cream. Take a small dip and don’t drown your food inrepparttar 143496 sauce. Just say no torepparttar 143497 béarnaise or hollandaise sauce.

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