Salads are Critical for A Healthy Diet

A salad is a healthy dish, especially if it contains nutrient-dense vegetables. It may provide vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium, folate and fiber. It is also a good choice for a healthy diet because most salads do not contain cholesterol and they are low in calories and sodium. Let’s learn one of the delicious and beneficial salads for herpes patients, green salad with cherries and beetroot.

Amino acids: which ones are beneficial and which ones are harmful to herpes?

Why do herpes patients need to avoid certain types of food? The answer is related to the levels of arginine and lysine, both of which are essential amino acids that help build muscles and important for overall health.

However, arginine helps the herpes simplex virus to replicate; therefore, herpes outbreaks will be more likely to happen. While lysine helps reduce the replication of this virus.

Some people might think that it is easy to add more lysine to the diet and avoid arginine; however, it is not. As previously mentioned, arginine is essential for our muscles; therefore, our body needs it. However, in order to reduce herpes outbreaks, we need to reduce the amount of arginine in our diet and increase the amount of lysine.

Salad ingredients for herpes

The daily interactions in our bodies naturally produce free radicals that can cause cell damage and weaken the immune system. On the other hand, antioxidants are molecules that neutralize free radicals.

The ingredients in this salad contain various antioxidants, such as flavonoids, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin K and vitamin C. These antioxidants strengthen the immune system by increasing the production of antibodies and white blood cells. This can help fight the herpes simplex virus and reduce the severity of its symptoms.

Moreover, beetroot and cherry have more lysine than arginine, which is necessary for herpes patients to limit the outbreak. In addition, they contain vitamin A and vitamin C that are important for nourishing the skin and thus speeding up cold sores relief.

Green Salad with Cherries

Meal type: appetizers\ salads.

Servings: 3 people.

Total preparation time: 5 minutes.

The Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh coriander.
  • 1 bunch watercress leaves.
  • 2 cups lettuce, chopped into large pieces.
  • 2 carrots.
  • 1 Beetroot.
  • 1 green bell pepper.
  • ½ cup cherries.
  • ½ cup fresh pomegranate.

Dressing Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil.
  • 3 tablespoons mountain honey.
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or lemon.
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt.
  • Pinch of black pepper.


  1. Firstly, wash the vegetables well, then cut them into medium pieces or as desired.
  2. In a deep bowl, add lettuce, coriander, watercress, carrots, bell peppers, beetroots and pomegranate.
Note: You can eat beetroot without boiling it, but it can be boiled if desired.
  1. Put the dressing ingredients in a glass container and shake it to mix them well.
  2. Put the salad into a serving bowl, then add the cherries on top.
  3. Finally, you can garnish the salad with some pomegranate and organic, sugar-free pomegranate molasses.
  • Eat beetroot every week. If you suffer from constipation, eat it daily or every other day. It can be eaten fresh with salads or cooked with your main meal or salads.
  • Try eating vegetables and fruits that contain B vitamins, such as green leafy vegetables. This vitamin helps maintain a healthy nervous system and boost immune system functions.

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