Can Coffee Protect Against Covid-19 and Other Health Conditions?July 26, 2021 (Published: July 26, 2021)
Can drinking coffee cut your risks of contracting COVID-19? That’s what a 2021 study published in the journal Nutrients suggests!
Researchers at Northwestern University associated drinking two to three Cups of Joe each day with a 10 percent drop in rates of COVID-19 infection – similar to the impact of eating vegetables.
“This is yet another study associating coffee drinking with better health outcomes,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “It’s encouraging to know that the beverage we love has so many health benefits!”
More Coffee Health Benefits
About 60 percent of Americans drink one or more cups of java daily. Most would say they’re drinking coffee to increase mental focus and alertness.
Yet, coffee comes with many other health benefits. Studies link moderate consumption to lower risks of Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cancer – and now, Covid-19!
In fact, many studies have associated coffee drinking with a lower risk of dying from all causes of death.
“Since we all want to live longer, drinking coffee seems like a no-brainer,” Ubert said.
Coffee Antioxidants Linked to Better Health
Coffee contains chemical compounds known as antioxidants. They help defend cells from damage caused by harmful molecules known as free radicals.
Consumption of these compounds, including polyphenols and hydro-cinnamic acids, has been linked to lower levels of inflammation in the body. Inflammation may cause cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and certain cancers.
Americans don’t eat enough fruits, vegetables and other antioxidant-rich foods. In fact, one study highlighted coffee as the leading source of antioxidants in American diets.
Try Our Antioxidant-Rich Turmeric Honey Latte
As fantastic as java is on its own, you can boost its health-promoting qualities with other ingredients.
Crimson Cup’s Turmeric Honey Latte recipe combines coffee with two other antioxidant powerhouses.
Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as both a spice and medicinal compound.
Curcumin, the main ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Besides sweet deliciousness, honey adds both antibacterial and antioxidant compounds.
Crimson Cup Turmeric Honey Latte Recipe
¾ oz honey
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
Double-shot Wayfarer Blend or other espresso
- Add honey and turmeric into the bottom of a 12oz cup
- Add Wayfarer espresso then stir
- Add steamed milk
- Top with cinnamon powder
Looking for other healthy recipes? Then check out our nonalcoholic coffee and tea cocktails.
Here’s to your health!