Lysine vs Arginine Food Ratio Charts

Lysine Arginine Ratio Food Chart

If you’re looking for which foods help you avoid a herpes outbreak (including shingles and EBV/Epstein Barr Virus), then you’re in the right place!

I came in contact with the herpes virus 2012 and have learned through experience that the key to preventing herpes outbreaks naturally through your diet is to be aware of two simple things: lysine and arginine.

Actually, I could say ONE simple thing: the ratio of lysine to arginine in any given food.

If you’ve ever experienced a herpes-related outbreak (HSV1, HSV2, Shingles, EBV), it could have been caused by food you ate that had too much arginine and not enough lysine.

(And if the food didn’t initiate the outbreak, it could have very well contributed to making it a LOT worse.)

Lysine and arginine are are amino acids, and are in the foods we eat.

In the body, they compete for absorption, so as long as the food you’re eating has MORE lysine than arginine (or at least an equal amount of each), then the food is not likely to cause an outbreak. WOOHOO!

I discovered this little gem for myself, put it to the test, and YEP! It worked!

Did I have to give up some of the foods that I absolutely love? Wah – yes. (I miss you peanut butter.)

Was it worth it?


I love peanut butter, but not as much as I love being outbreak-free thank you very much!

Once I had this knowledge, I started looking up the lysine and arginine content of different foods all the time.

I would either Google it or go on the USDA Food Data Central website, but then I would have to scan and sort through all of the nutritional data they provide, and then calculate the ratio.

All the nutritional info they show is great, but I did’t need it, and it made it hard for me to figure out what I really wanted to know: How much lysine vs arginine does this food have? In other words, can I eat it?!

That’s when I decided to compile just the data I needed; the lysine and arginine content, and then add in the ratios for each.

I turned it into a PDF, so now all I had to do was open the PDF, hit Command + F and search for whatever food I wanted and I had my answer in SECONDS!

No more stressfully searching through slow-loading websites or trying to sort through a ton of unnecessary data. This was a gamechanger!

It helped me so much I decided to package it nice and pretty and offer it to you all here, to save you the time and frustration I went through. : )

So here it is!

The Lysine vs Arginine Food Ratio Charts

Lysine vs Arginine Food Ratio Charts

This is a 60+ page quick reference PDF I put together to help people just like you and I who are focusing on preventing herpes outbreaks through our diets.

The data is formatted in a way that makes it easy for you to see not only the lysine and arginine content of each food, but more importantly, its ratio of lysine to arginine.


Save yourself hours of time. I did the hard work so you don’t have to! This clear, concise quick reference PDF contains the info you need and nothing you don’t.

Keep your life simple with this go-to reference guide and never again worry about doing multiple searches over and over, then sorting through unnecessary info to find what out what you really want to know…

HOW MUCH LYSINE VS ARGININE DOES THIS FOOD HAVE? All of that info is now condensed and right at your fingertips at a moment’s access.

The foods in each chart have been sorted with the highest (best) lysine to arginine ratio at the top, and the lowest at the bottom. This way, it’s easy for you to know which foods are safe and which to be careful with.

Here’s sample image of one of the pages inside to give you an idea of what you’ll be getting. (There are 11 pages for veggies alone!)

Sample Page: Lysine to Arginine Ratio of Vegetables

To be clear, the Lysine to Arginine Quick Reference Guide contains specially designed Lysine to Arginine Food Ratio Charts. The charts don’t contain any of the other nutritional data such as protein, carbohydrates, etc.

It only contains the vital info you need to decide the following:

  1. Whether you can consume a certain food by itself (for the foods with more lysine than arginine)
  2. Whether you need to combine that food with a high lysine food to balance it out (for those that have slightly more arginine than lysine)
  3. Whether you might be better off avoiding that food entirely (for the foods that are super high in arginine compared to lysine. I call these the herpes party starters lol.)  

It was specially designed for people like you and I who are trying to consume high lysine, low arginine foods in order to prevent herpes outbreaks.

Lysine vs Arginine Food Ratio Charts

Get your copy today and use it for the rest of your life! Easy peasy! 🙂


Lysine-Arginine Blogger

I’m just a regular person who learned the hard way that too much arginine causes herpes outbreaks. I found real solutions that have worked for me to prevent outbreaks for years. My mission is to share everything I've learned with as many people as possible, to prevent them from going through the same pain and suffering I did. Because once you know what to do, you won't have to suffer anymore!

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