Must Haves for Any At-Home Chef

Written by Michael Lansing

Withrepparttar holidays on their way soon, many people will be beefing up kitchens to handlerepparttar 139660 increased demand for ‘fit for a king’ meals. Not being a professional Chef shouldn’t stop you from being able to cook like one. But, you’ll needrepparttar 139661 right tools to create those tantalizing dishes. Read on and find outrepparttar 139662 five tools that no kitchen cook should be without.

Mixing Bowls

Make sure that you have a good, quality set of mixing bowls on hand –repparttar 139663 biggerrepparttar 139664 better! Many dishes need to be beaten, blended or mixed. You’ll be glad you didn’t skimp onrepparttar 139665 mixing bowls when you need to perform any of those tasks. Most professional chefs prefer to use stainless steel mixing bowls. However, there are many quality plastic sets available, likerepparttar 139666 ones made by OXO. But be aware that plastic bowls can become hard to clean over time, especially if used for heavy duty sauces, and may need to be replaced.

Pre-Seasoned Cookware

Cast iron skillets, pots and pans have long been a choice ofrepparttar 139667 pros. But, cast iron cookware can be a little daunting. Seasoning, pre-seasoning, re-seasoning, cookingrepparttar 139668 seasonings in, oils to use, etc. to ensure your skillet is ready, is a hassle many cooks would rather not deal with. Now you don’t have to. You can buy cast iron cookware galore – already seasoned – so that you have no fuss and still getrepparttar 139669 same great benefits of those using simple cast iron. Lodge is a well known maker of pre-seasoned cookware and offers many different types of cast iron cookware. Be aware –soap nor dishwashers should be used for your prized possessions.

Specialty Measuring Spoons

If you’ve ever seen one of grandma’s old recipes refer to a pinch, smidgen or dash and have had to take a guess atrepparttar 139670 meaning (and hope you’re right) then you absolutely must grab a set of pinch, smidgen or dash measuring spoons. No more guessing or testing your interpretations on your guests (as fun as that may be). This set also makes a great conversation starter – especially at family gatherings where elder members may take you on a trip down memory lane.

Health and Coffee Issues

Written by Randy Wilson

Regrettably, one ofrepparttar many health and coffee issues arerepparttar 139426 health risks to people in some countries and how it affects their ability to drink coffee safely. Doctors and health care officials have been taught that coffee is an unhealthy beverage to drink. These teachings have been based on 40+ year old research methods which have been shown by current research to be incorrect. But, sincerepparttar 139427 doctors are not current on these new facts, they conveyrepparttar 139428 inaccurate picture of coffee as being unhealthy to coffee drinkers and health organizations.

In fact, current studies have proven that coffee drinking in moderation can be good for your health.

In part coffee is more than caffeine and yellow teeth. Withrepparttar 139429 chemical make up of coffee, studies have shown new and very and beneficial properties for coffee and health issues. One ofrepparttar 139430 discoveries isrepparttar 139431 effect inrepparttar 139432 chemical make up ofrepparttar 139433 dissolvement of Chlorogenic Acid, a property inrepparttar 139434 chemical make up of coffee. It has been found that Chlorogenic Acid is a strong antioxidant which helps inrepparttar 139435 reduction of oxidative tissue stress and some anti-inflammatory issues.

It has also been found that coffee drinking can help prevent possible drug addictions and may act as an anti-depressant. An interesting issue of coffee and health is how consumption affects brain functions. Coffee may coincide with anti-drug addiction properties.

Coffee has chem-protective properties that can provide defense against Hepatitis C, Gallstones, Alzheimers Diesease and Parkinson's Disease. It has also been shown to haltrepparttar 139436 development of Type 2 Diabetes inrepparttar 139437 later years of adulthood with a modest amount of coffee consumption on a daily basis. When a person is having an asthma attack and they do not have an inhailer available,repparttar 139438 next best thing would be drinking a cup of coffee.

Side Effects of Coffee Drinking fromrepparttar 139439 Caffeine Content

  1. Helps Develope Creative Thoughts
  2. Better Decision Making
  3. Short and Long Term Memory Improvement
  4. Increase Endurance during Physical Activities
  5. Haltrepparttar 139440 risk of Type 2 Diabetes in later years of Adulthood

In research of around 126,000 men and women, it was discovered that if people consumed more pure coffee it would reducerepparttar 139441 chances of people developing Blood Sugar Disease compared to people who didn't or don't drink as much coffee.

In a study of men andrepparttar 139442 consumption of coffee, men who drank up to 5 cups a day lowered their chances contracting type 2 diabetes. The benefits for women were somewhat less, but still beneficial.

Previous health and coffee studies showedrepparttar 139443 average american coffee drinker drank about three cups a day. Research done by Harvard University combined all previous studies to come up with a new average, namely 1 to 2 cups of coffee a day.

Even though in these health and coffee studies of type 2 Diabetes chances were decrease with coffee consumption, researcher's don't recommend increasing your consumption of coffee to try to decrease or preventrepparttar 139444 chances of developing diabetes.

More recent research has shown that coffee consumption leads to healthier blood sugar levels. A study of Swedish women showed that drinking at least 2 cups of coffee daily were less at risk for diabetes than women who drank none or less than 2 cups daily. However, researchers have been unable to determine which chemical compound ofrepparttar 139445 hundreds found in coffee actually helped to reducerepparttar 139446 risk of diabetes. Coffee consumption reducedrepparttar 139447 risk for diabetes despite other factors involved such as smoking, drinking and otherwise unhealthy lifestyles.

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