Friday, 6 May 2011

What Food To Avoid With A Cold

What Food To Avoid With A Cold

As soon as weather changes, most of us end up with a cold. Though there is no specific remedy to get rid of a cold sore, except for the home remedies, you can surely take some precautions to make sure that the situation doesn’t get aggravated. One of the top precautions is to avoid certain foods, especially the ones high in arginine and low in lysine. Lysine and arginine are two amino acids that compete for the same storage space. Lysine does not promote cold and if you take a diet rich in arginine, the lysine will get discarded, in order to store the former. Since the cold virus will now have a free hand in multiplication, your cold will get worse. So, you should concentrate on a diet that is high in lysine and low in arginine, and avoid the vice-versa. Read on to know what food to avoid a cold i.e. the foods that contain more arginine than lysine.

Foods to Avoid During a Cold Sore

• All types of nuts
• All types of seeds
• Beer
• Broccoli
• Brown rice
• Carob
• Carrots
• Chick peas
• Chocolate (in any form)
• Coconut
• Coffee and Tea
• Cola
• Corn (in any form)
• Eggplants
• Fruits and berries, including grapes, grapefruit and oranges
• Gelatin
• Mushrooms
• Oatmeal
• Onions
• Peas
• Pumpkins
• Red wine
• Seafood with shells (such as oysters and shrimps)
• Soya beans
• Sugar
• Tomatoes
• Wheat

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