Is it just me or every time you search for a guide of what to eat and avoid, there are mixed messages all over the place. Just look at the guide of this website. http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/diet_and_nutrition_with_herpes.htm To help reduce outbreaks eat a diet that is high in foods that are rich in Lysine, and low in Arginine, such as: Milk and dairy products (including ice-cream, cheese and yogurt) Eggs Tomatoes Fish Lamb Beef Chicken Avoid arginine rich foods: Broccoli (0.969 lysine/arginine index) Cabbage (0.833 lysine/arginine index) Brussel Sprouts (0.730 lysine/arginine index) Tomato Soup (0.836 lysine/arginine index) Grapes (0.310 - 0.308 lysine/arginine index) Grape Juice (0.210 lysine/arginine index) Highly acidic foods which may want to be reduced or avoided: Tomatoes Fish Lamb Beef Poultry (Chicken) Fruit Juices with Sugar Yogurt (sweetened) Citrus fruits (lime juice) High Alkaline foods which could be helpful: Lemons Limes Fruit Juices Grapes (sweet) Broccoli, cabbage and brussels sprouts are all naturally high in a compound called indole-3-carbinol (I3C) which clinical studies show may have the potential to interfere with the way the Herpes simplex virus reproduces. The preliminary trial results are very promising, so eat up on this nutritious vegetables whenever possible. Anyone have any idea which of these foods are good and which are bad overall?