Gov. Brian Kemp says Covid-19 vaccinations will begin within 3 weeks in Georgia. While many Americans express an unwillingness to take mRNA vaccines, a North Carolina-based professor says your diet may prevent Covid-19.
De-Yu-Xie, a professor at NCSU, says "active compounds" in certain foods can fight the virus at the cellular level.
Xie says green tea, muscadine grapes and cacao (dark chocolate) contain anti-viral compounds.
"I hope that more people know that green tea, grapes and cacao have active compounds with anti-SARS-Cov-2 enzyme activity," he said, according to Wraltechwire.com.
Xie said many foods contain compounds that can help boost immunity and help prevent the virus.
"Before vaccines are ready, use these functional food and beverage products. My family, my students, and I are doing this way," he said.
"Many foods on our tables, many beverages on your table, in your car — they have generally antiviral activities."
Chemical compounds in foods he cited "can bind to and block the function of a particular enzyme, or protease," NCSU reported.
Xie and his fellow researchers at NCSU stress that there is no cure for a virus. No vaccine can kill a virus and "no medicines can prevent this contagious disease."
Food, beverages and dietary supplements that can help boost immunity include:
1. Green Tea
2. Broccoli Sprouts
5. Olive leaf
6. Propolis (produced by bees from tree sap)
7. Reishi Mushrooms
9. Pumpkin seeds
10. Coconut oil
Always consult your doctor or healthcare provider before taking dietary supplements.