Foods harmful to COVID-19 identified
A new study found that daily coffee consumption lowers the risk of coronavirus disease by ten percent, because the drink “gives a turbo boost” to the immune system.
According to a large study, a couple of cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of COVID-19 by about a tenth, according to the Daily Mail.
In a new study from Northwestern University, Illinois, experts examined a variety of foods that may protect against severe COVID-19 infection. The researchers found that drinking at least two to three cups of coffee a day reduced the risk of COVID-19 by about a tenth.
American scientists who analyzed data on 40 thousand British adults believe that drinking coffee protects against the virus. They believe the drink contains healthy plant chemicals that can activate the immune system.
According to Internet resource Earth.Com, the study provided evidence that coffee consumption provides protection against COVID-19, even among some people known to have been exposed to the coronavirus.
The team analyzed underlying dietary factors, including daily intake of coffee, tea, oily fish, processed meats, red meat, fruits and vegetables.
The study added that a daily serving of vegetables has a similar effect.
But tea and fruit don’t seem to help protect against coronavirus, while a diet high in processed meats like sausages and bacon increases the chances of getting seriously ill.
The results of the study were published in the journal Nutrients.
“Nutritional status affects immunity, but its specific link to COVID-19 susceptibility remains unclear. We examined the relationship of specific nutritional data and incidents to COVID-19 at the UK Biobank (UKB), ”the study authors wrote.
“Individual exposure to COVID-19 was estimated using the monthly average number of positive cases in the UK for specific geographic populations,” the researchers explained. “Logistic regression assessed the chances of a positive COVID-19 outcome based on dietary status, adjusted for underlying socio-demographic factors, medical history and other lifestyle factors.”
“While these results require independent confirmation, adherence to certain dietary guidelines could be an additional tool to existing COVID-19 protection guidelines to limit the spread of the virus,” the researchers concluded.
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