If we’d had this info a year ago, we might have been hoarding coffee like we hoarded toilet paper. A new study at Northwestern found that drinking a lot of coffee might lower your COVID risk.
Researchers looked at the eating and drinking habits of 40,000 adults. And people who averaged at least one cup of coffee a day had a 10% lower risk for Covid-19. This seems weird, but apparently, coffee has been linked to a lower risk for pneumonia before too. So, it might be for the same reason.
They’re not sure why it seems to make a difference. But people who ate a lot of vegetables also had a lower risk of developing COVID-19 symptoms. And people who ate processed meat had a slightly HIGHER risk. More research is needed though.