Let’s talk about viruses and especially amino acids. Okay. There are a lot of different amino acids out there and they basically come from protein sources and they formed the building blocks for many different protein molecules in your body that make up muscle tissue and make up hormones and make up many other different tissues in your body. But the research has shown that one amino acid in particular called arginine can increase viral replication so it can actually stimulate the body to produce more viruses. So you need to be careful with arginine, not in all cases because research shown it’s mainly linked to the virus, the cold sore virus especially. So if you do have cold sores or prone to type one or type two like genital herpes or oral herpes, especially you need to be careful with various foods.
So let’s talk about five different types of foods or five foods that can actually aid in viral replication. The jury’s still out there whether a high arginine diet is going to cause problems with all types of viruses. Because it’s not necessarily linked with every kind of virus out there. It was in fact some foods that are high in arginine are also high in lysine, which help to reduce viral replication. But they do compete with each other. So if you’re eating too much food containing arginine and not enough containing lycine, you can actually push the viral replication up. All right. Especially for this group of viruses, the chicken pox virus, the herpes virus. Also the shingles virus I believe is implicated with it, but much to a bigger extent, the cold sore virus with type one herpes. So what are these kinds of foods we’re talking about?
Well, if you look at nuts, the three key nuts, I would say. Well tree nuts basically, but peanuts, especially peanuts and walnuts, but also almonds. Almonds, walnuts and peanuts. You could probably throw Brazil’s in there as well. But almonds, especially walnuts, peanuts, watch out for these three nut types. In fact, if you’ve got bad cold sores, try and avoid all nuts for a while and up your vitamin C intake to two or three grams per day, especially handy if you’re going to take 500 milligrams of lysine twice a day as a capsule. That to really aid in the reduction of the ability for the virus to pump up and keep reproducing. So those are the three nuts I would say. Other foods that you need to look out for, of course, high in arginine are chocolate. Chocolate’s a key one that you need to watch out for.
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So the worst food for personal cultures will be Nutella, which has got chocolate and nuts in it. So no good eating that kind of food. All right. Avoid chocolate. Avoid walnuts. Avoid peanuts and tree nuts in general, watch out.
Legumes. Okay. The key legumes would be soy and chickpeas. So those are the five foods. So soy, watch out for and chickpeas watch out for. If you’re eating those foods and your cold sores or genital herpes or shingles, stop eating those foods. Increase your lysine intake, which reduces viral replication which is chicken. Okay. Fish. Most protein sources will contain significant amounts of lysine, which reduces the viral replication. And especially if you have vitamin C with it because that just adds a turbocharger onto how lysine works. So I would say have between one to 3000 milligrams per day of vitamin C and about 500 to 1000 milligrams of lysine per day. And that should help you significantly with the inhibiting how this virus reproduces. It’s good to take these early at the treatment rather than wait till everything’s crashing around you and it’s all turned pear shaped and then taking it. An ounce of prevention, pound of cure.