Did I read that correctly?!! There is some good news for coffee addicts regarding COVID-19. According to a recent study in The UK, drinking at least one cup of coffee a day reduces your risk of contracting the disease!
A study conducted by researchers from the Northwestern University has revealed that people who consume one or more cups of coffee per day have nearly 10 per cent less chance of getting infected by the deadly coronavirus, in comparison to those who are not consuming coffee at all.
So, what are we to take from this study? Is it just coffee that protects us from COVID?
It was also observed that consuming less processed meat and more vegetables could also cut down the chance of getting infected by COVID-19. Scientists revealed that consumption of at least 0.67 servings of vegetables (except potatoes) could help in reducing the risk of infection.
Once again we’re seeing that treating your body well will strengthen your immune system and help fight off diseases!
But let’s not take for granted the prevention methods that have been scientifically proven to help prevent the spread of the virus. This includes getting vaccinated and wearing your mask in public. This is especially wise with the new variants that are more infectious and more severe.
“Although these findings warrant independent confirmation, adherence to certain dietary behaviours may be an additional tool to existing COVID-19 protection guidelines to limit the spread of this virus,” they added.
Bottom line, there are many health benefits to drinking coffee which we have previously discussed. This is another welcome addition to the long list! So, drink up and live your best life!!