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Hope8559

Are tomatoes good or bad for herpes? In the foods section of this site, they're listed as a "good" for because they're high lysinine, but also listed as a "bad" food under acidic foods.

Are tomatoes good or bad???

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underINFORMED2009

Yea I'm on the same boat of confusion... some foods have great lysine content versus arginine, yet they are super acidic...

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annyi

I used to fill tomatoes with honey and eat them fridged. Then I found out that it tended to give irritation---nerve sensation on the OB site. So I had to stop. Now I sometimes eat pieces of tomatoes in some salad and doesn't bother me.

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Indomitable

I eat tomatoes often enough to know they do not give me obs. They are high in vitamins A (skin health) and C (immune function), both important when combating the herpes virus and keeping it in control. On top of that tomatoes favor lysine in the lys/arg blance. Overall I believe they do more good than harm. Tomatoes are acidic but if eaten in moderation should not be enough to set off outbreaks in most people. Unless it is a known trigger for you I don't see it being a problem.

Also I thought I read in a different thread or an online article that honey was an ob trigger? Can't verify that though

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MsLucy

Nutritionally speaking, everything has some merit when consumed in moderation. The key word here is moderation. The same principle applies here. Even those foods that are known triggers will most likely have no adverse affects if consumed in reasonable amounts. At least that's what I've found in my personal experience.

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underINFORMED2009

Also I thought I read in a different thread or an online article that honey was an ob trigger? Can't verify that though

So much misinformation out there! I read that honey topically can reduce the time of healing a blister.

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breckgirl

Just have a twinkii and call it a day. I have never followed a specific diet or eliminated foods for any reason other than I simply don't like them. I do understand that there are people out there who are ultra sensitive to certain types of foods. But if you ate it before you had herpes why wouldn't you eat it now? Also, there are some out there who had herpes for a long long time and didn't even know it. Do you suppose they were watching everything they ate and checking lables and reading lists? How can having a tomato in your salad cause an OB? How can 1 tsp of honey on your english muffin or in your tea reduce the healing time of a blister? What the heck?

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underINFORMED2009
How can 1 tsp of honey on your english muffin or in your tea reduce the healing time of a blister? What the heck?

I read that it has beneficial topical effects on blisters. Sounds possible.

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