Do you start your day with coffee every morning? Science is giving us another reason to feel good when you fill your mug. According to a new study, regularly drinking at least one cup of coffee a day is associated with a lower risk of COVID infection.
Researchers from Northwestern University studied the dietary habits of nearly 40-thousand people in the U.K., specifically looking at their consumption of coffee, tea, processed meat, red meat, fruit, veggies and oily fish. After adjusting for factors including race, sex, age, body mass index and history of certain medical conditions, they found “habitual consumption” of one or more cups of coffee a day is linked with about a 10% decrease in risk of COVID compared to drinking less than one cup a day.
So how does our beloved brew help protect our health? Coffee contains antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties that help against the “severity and mortality” of COVID. The study findings also suggest eating vegetables daily can reduce the risk of coronavirus infection, but on the flip side, processed meat like sausage and ham are linked to a higher risk. So be sure to eat your veggies and keep drinking that coffee.
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