Red wine could help stave off Covid, according to new research.
People who drink more than five glasses a week had a 17 per cent lower risk of catching the virus.
Experts believe this is due to the polyphenol content, which can inhibit the effect of viruses such as flu and respiratory tract-related infections.
White wine drinkers who consume between one to four glasses a week had an eight per cent lower risk of catching the virus compared with non-drinkers.
Beer and cider drinkers had a nearly 28 per cent higher chance of getting Covid, regardless of how much they consumed.
Figures from British database UK Biobank were analysed at China’s Shenzhen Kangning Hospital.