Lysine helps to stop the virus which causes herpes. If you get ample amounts of this amino acid in
your diet it can help to reduce the frequency of the symptoms and make healing faster.
This is why it is recommended to eat foods that are high in Lysine, or take a Lysine supplement.
See the Supplements and Natural Therapies section of this guide for advice on what to look for in
a Lysine supplement.
Foods that contain high amounts of Lysine are:
- Most vegetables and fruits particularly beets, avocados, mangos, tomatoes, apples,
- apricots, pears, figs and papaya
- Dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheeses
- Brewer’s yeast
- Fish, particularly sardines and cod
- Chicken, beef and lamb