RE: herpes simplex/L-Lysine
Posted Friday, February 26, 2010 at 9:40 AM
Are there foods with higher lysine content that I should eat more? Or, because of the herpes, should I just stick with the supplements?
I would stick with the supplement for now, especially if you think it is working. It won't hurt you. Of course, the foods with lysine content are also the foods with arginine content. Protein food sources have all the amino acids only in varying amounts. You could do some detailed research to see which foods lean more in the favor of lysine than arginine. For example, lima beans have more lysine and less arginine than walnuts.
Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education