The study looked at the records of 40,000 British adults at the UK Biobank, examining key factors of diet including daily consumption of coffee, tea, oily fish, processed and red meat, fruits and vegetables.
The study showed evidence that coffee consumption provides protection against the coronavirus, and even among some individuals who are known to have contracted it, researchers believe that coffee contains health-promoting phytochemicals that may strengthen the immune system.
The study, published in the scientific journal Nutrients, demonstrated that a daily portion of vegetables had a similar effect in preventing coronavirus.
Experts found that tea and fruit did not have a significant effect, while a diet rich in processed meats, such as sausage and bacon, increased the chances of developing serious diseases. Including the risk of severe “Covid-19” infection.
The researchers concluded that although these findings require independent confirmation, adherence to certain dietary behaviors may be an additional tool for current COVID-19 protection guidelines to limit the spread of the virus.