Cold Sores Treatment: Increase Intake of Alkaline Foods

11/03/2013

Cold Sores Treatment: Increase Intake of Alkaline Foods

 

Herpes simplex virus is a common disease amongst the developed world. Asians have much more resistance to this disease than people from North America. People suffering from this virus need to keep themselves sanitized so that they avoid spreading the disease to others.

Statistics say that almost 90% of the world population is affected by this virus. Mostly visible blisters appear near the lips, neck, ear, eye lids, finger tips, toe, etc. There are two types of this virus, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 virus affects the body above the waistline and type 2 virus affects the body below the waistline.

It can affect a new born baby, retina, eye lids, can make your face palsy (paralytic). It can interfere with the nervous system of your brain, eat away proteins thus creating imbalance and wrong information transmission leading to Alzheimer’s, etc. If an AIDS patient gets this virus then it may lead to very serious complications. Many people do not understand the warning signs given out by this virus thereby allowing the virus to form visible blisters.

Alkaline food can protect you from many diseases and can increase the immune response of the body. There are many reasons for the virus attacks such as a weak immune system, unhealthy lifestyle, lower levels of oxygen inside the body, acidity (pH below 7), etc. Alkalinity of the body should be maintained at any cost because acidity will make your body susceptible to diseases. A balanced diet which contains acidic and alkaline food is best for the body.

Acidic foods are also useful to avoid certain kinds of diseases but anything more than the normal can play havoc. Fruits and vegetables should be your ideal choice. Vegetables and fruits which contain vitamins, enzymes, minerals, water, fiber, importantly antioxidants, etc should be consumed.

You might not be able to get all these essential dietary requirements in one day but you can plan out a course of diet with your nutritionist who can help you chart out the diet plan. Alkaline foods should be 75% of your meal and also don’t forget to include some essential fruits which could restore your energy.

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