Coffee for asthma relief
Researchers found that a small cup of coffee may improve breathing for up to two hours and may improve airway function for up to four hours in asthmatic patients.
This may be due to the fact that the checmical structure of coffee is similar to the chemical structure of theophyline a common asthma medication. Be careful, though, as excessive amounts of caffeine can instensify the side effects of theophyline.
The current doctor's orders: coffee in moderation, as well as tea, chocolate and other caffeinated consumables.
Caffeine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. The scientific name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine. Caffeine is considered to be the most commonly used psychoactive (chemical substance that changes brain function) drug in the world. Coffee, soda, and tea are the most common sources of caffeine in the Western diet.