Beside savory and tasty, almond also good for health. A study shows that the almonds can help the body to fight the virus, including virus causes fever and flu. Researchers from the Institute of Food Research in Norwich and the Policlinico Universitario, Messina, Italy, claim that almond skin is powerful to boosts your immune system and respond to a variety of infections.
Researchers find that almond bark may improve the ability of white blood cells to detect viruses while enhancing the prevention of the spread of the virus in the body. Almonds digested in the stomach also can enhance immune to viruses.
Researchers experimenting on Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (virus that can cause fever). The results showed that almond skin against these viruses effectively. However, the bark of almonds that have been washed with hot water can damaged, although their impact is small. Until now, the research team continues to investigate the almond bark, because they still don’t succeed to find out what causes the skin of almonds is effective against viruses.
Martin Wickham said that the study was done as an attempt to find an alternative antivirus. According to Martin, herpes simplex virus is a good model of virus infection due to immune attack. If the almond effectively defeat herpes simplex, then it can also fight other viruses.