Updated: 11/21/2022 – 11:38 am
Can coffee protect against corona infection? Study Now Reveals Amazing Things
Scare away the corona virus with a cup of coffee? It sounds too good to be true. But there might actually be something unusual about this thesis. According to a study, coffee reduces the risk of infection.
Do you always start the day with a cup of coffee in the morning? Great, then you not only start the day much more awake, but possibly also with a real anti-corona booster. Because a German study now reveals something surprising: the Germans’ favorite hot drink is said to significantly reduce the risk of infection with the corona virus. But why is that? We explain what is behind the results of the investigation.
Study reveals: Coffee can protect against corona infection
Coffee is considered a true miracle cure: coffee can lower cholesterol, increase metabolism, or promote hair growth as a hair treatment. But now it is said to have another effect: Regularly enjoying a hot cup of coffee is said to significantly reduce the risk of corona infection. At least one study from the University of Bremen came to this startling conclusion. Because together with his team, the chemist Nicolai Kuhnert claims to have discovered that a chemical compound in coffee (5-caffeoylquinic acid) inhibits the interaction between the spike protein of the virus and the ACE-2 receptor of the human cell. This means that the virus can no longer enter the cell and can no longer infect it and trigger the disease.
Apparently, you don’t even have to drink several cups of coffee to achieve this effect. Because a laboratory experiment carried out by the researchers* was able to show that just 100 milligrams of caffeoylquinic acid in a cup of filter coffee (200 milliliters) is enough to prevent the spike protein from attaching.
The researchers want to further investigate the connection.
While this is good news for coffee lovers, the laboratory results are not yet valid for everyday use, the Bremen research team notes. This requires further study. “As chemists, we cannot answer in practice whether drinking coffee could really serve as a preventive measure to protect against infection. But we can say that it is plausible,” says Professor Dr. Nikolai Kuhnert entering the study results. Furthermore, it is not yet clear how long the inhibitory effect of coffee lasts.
In the next step, the results of the study would now be sent to researchers in psychology and social sciences: “Epidemiological studies could be used to determine whether regular coffee drinkers are more or less likely to be infected with corona,” says Kuhnert. The connection and impact on Long-Covid should also be taken into account.
Sources: morgenpost.de, t-online.de and focus.de
But not only coffee should reduce the risk of corona infection. There is another drink that is supposed to protect against the virus: this type of alcohol protects against corona infection.
You can find more information on the subject of the corona virus here: