Over the past two years since COVID-19 showed up to the dismay of everyone, there has been continual research to figure out what, if anything, helps to cut the risk of getting the virus and lessening the effects.
A study conducted by Northwestern University has found that drinking at least one cup of coffee a day could cut the risk of developing COVID by 10%. But before you start chugging coffee, consider that they also found that you could also cut it by that same 10% by eating .67 servings of cooked or raw vegetables, as long as the vegetables weren’t potatoes. On the flip side, researchers say eating .43 servings of processed meat can heighten your risk.
Marilyn Cornelis, a Northwestern associate professor of preventive medicine is not so sure that the caffeine in the coffee is the magic component. She said that coffee contains polyphenols and chlorogenic acid – and researchers suspect that could be the “magic ingredient.” The bottom line? Good nutrition definitely helps in the fight against serious diseases including COVID-19.
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