COVID-19 pandemic has turned everyone’s life upside down. Although, researchers have now confirmed that multiple vaccines are on their way and things are now looking up after several months of despair. In a unique study at North Carolina State University, researchers has found that chemical compounds present in foods or beverages including green tea, dark chocolates(cocoa), and muscadine grapes can bind to and block the function of a particular enzyme, or protease, in the SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19
According to De–Yu Xie, a professor of plant and microbial biology at N.C. State and the corresponding author of the study, "The main protease in SARS-CoV-2 is required for the virus to replicate and assemble itself.” “If we can inhibit or deactivate this protease, the virus will die," Granola Bar is an Infusion of ingredients like muscadine grapes (raisins), cocoa rich - packed with iron, fiber, magnesium, protein, antioxidants, and a range of vitamins and minerals, which has been proven to help with weight loss, anxiety, headaches, and preventing multiple diseases. Why should you sipping Green-Tea? 'Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and has five tested chemical compounds that bind to different sites in the pocket on Mpro, essentially overwhelming it to inhibit its function. rich in phytonutrients - that can hinder the function of a specific enzyme or protease in the virus. This could inhibit the virus from affecting the human body and transmitting from one person to another, hence improves one’s immunity. You can easily consume 2 cups if green-tea everyday.
For the research, scientists introduced various subtypes of flavanols and proanthocyanidins to MPro on a computer. The different phytonutrients were extracted from 5 different sources of plants such as cacao seed powder, dark chocolate, two types of muscadine grapes and green tea. What they discovered is that these chemical compounds were able to bind to different portions of the main protease. When tested against Mpro, the chemicals were able to bind to different portions of the enzyme. Once this binding took place, the protease lost its important function The chemical compounds in green tea and muscadine grapes were found to be very successful at inhibiting Mpro’s function, the researchers said. In green tea, there were five tested chemical compounds binding to different sites in the pocket on Mpro, and essentially overwhelming it to inhibit its function. Muscadine grapes contain these inhibitory chemicals in their skins and seeds. Chemical compounds in cacao powder and dark chocolate reduced Mpro activity by about half, the researchers reported. "Give your body 2 ounces (approx 28g) of Granola Bar and 2 cups of Green tea everyday it can help you fight against amid COVID-19 virus and boost your holistic health"