You may have heard that certain foods can affect how our bodies deal with the Herpes virus. What are the good and bad foods for Herpes we hear you ask? What makes one food good and the next food bad? You may have thought it was all a myth and had no rhyme nor reason.
It all boils down to two things: Lysine and Arginine.
For some people, eating foods naturally high in Lysine can be a positive tool in helping minimize Herpes outbreaks.
Dietary sources high in Lysine are:
- meat such as fish, chicken and beef
- dairy products such as milk, yoghurt and cheese
- brewer’s yeast
On the other hand, some people find eating foods that are naturally high in Arginine can weaken their fight against Herpes, flaring up their condition and bringing on a Herpes outbreak.
Dietary sources high in Arginine are:
- brown rice
- nuts and nut products
- whole wheat bread
Both of these lists should be taken with a pinch of salt (not literally). These lists are merely guidelines and may or may not work with everyone the same way. Though it is nice to know what some of the good and bad foods for Herpes possibly are and to know what might help and what might hinder in the fight against the Herpes virus.