Food to Avoid with Herpes

Anything with a lot of the amino acid arginine feeds the herpes virus, while lysine impedes it. So keeping them in balance or choosing foods with more lysine than arginine can help your body resist the virus.

Avoid coffee, caffeine, chocolate, all nuts and seeds, multigrain bread, oatmeal, processed foods, sugars and multigrain cereals, sugary processed deserts and black or green tea.