Foods That Prevent Cold Sores 

Foods That Prevent Cold Sores -
and How They Stop a Cold Sore Fast!

by Denny Bodoh

Foods that prevent cold sores are determined based on how high their lysine content and/or how low their arginine content.

Lysine and arginine are two essential amino acids found in food. There are many different amino acids but these two seem to have a special effect on cold sore outbreaks.

This is how it works.

The normally latent herpes virus decides to move to the surface to reproduce. The tiny, sub-microscopic virus enters a nerve cell on your lip or nose. It then takes control of the cell and forces the cell to create copies.  (Read more about
What Causes Cold Sores.)

One major building block for creating the new virus is arginine. Arginine, and many other amino acids, are normally stored in special locations within each cell called "receptors".

Lysine and arginine compete.

Lysine also likes to use the same receptors as arginine. There is always a bit of competition going on between the two.

They are both important to your good health so you want some of both in the cell. However, scientists have found the higher lysine to arginine content, the less likely the cell can be used for herpes virus replication.

That is why increasing your lysine intake can help prevent cold sores from happening.

Most foods, especially meats, contain both lysine and arginine. Foods that prevent cold sores will contain much higher amounts of lysine than arginine. These are judged by what is known as a "ratio" between lysine and arginine.

If there is an equal amount of both, the ratio would be 1 to 1. If there is twice as much lysine to arginine, then the ratio would be 2 to 1. The ratio in cheddar cheese, for example, is 2.2 to 1.

Here is a suggested list of high lysine ratio foods that prevent cold sores:

  • Beef

  • Fish, especially Flounder

  • Chicken

  • Cheese

  • Milk

  • Yogurt

  • Eggs

  • Apples

  • Pears

  • Mangos

  • Apricots

  • Summer Squash


 Many folks simply take a daily dose of lysine in capsule form, which greatly adds balance to their lysine and arginine intake. 

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Cold sores — also called fever blisters — are quite different from canker sores, a condition people sometimes associate with cold sores.
 Cold Sores Mayo Clinic

Cold sores are small, painful, fluid-filled blisters or sores that appear on the lips, mouth, or nose that are caused by a virus.
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Cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red, swollen, and sore.
WEB MD- Cold Sores

Cold sores are usually caused by herpes virus, which can lay dormant in the body and becomes active later when something triggers it.

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