Mushabbak Safe for Genital Herpes

What Causes Genital Herpes?

Two types of viruses can cause genital herpes infections:

  • Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is the type that usually causes cold sores or fever blisters around the mouth. This type spreads through skin-to-skin contact, and it can also spread to the genital area.
  • Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is the type that usually causes genital herpes directly. The virus is spread through sexual contact and skin-to-skin contact. Whether or not you have an open sore, this type is common and contagious.

Moreover, because the virus dies quickly outside the body, it is almost impossible to catch the infection through contact with toilets, towels, or other items that the infected person uses.

Diet Restrictions for Patients with HSV

When infected with HSV, there are several restrictions that patients must follow. For example, there are some dietary restrictions that they must abide by. Some foods can trigger HSV outbreaks, and patients should avoid them. While others contribute to inhibiting the virus, and these are the right foods for the patients.

First of all, patients with HSV should eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. However, not all of them can suppress the virus. For instance, patients can eat avocados, dried apricots, mangoes, beets, tomatoes, pears, and potatoes.

These small changes will determine the next HSV outbreak. Foods, which are high in the amino acid lysine or foods with a high ratio of lysine to arginine, can also be good additions to the diet. For example, you can eat fish, poultry, dairy products, eggs, and beans.

Note: The virus will not like the HSV diet, but your body will certainly do.

Moreover, some foods might trigger HSV outbreaks by adding them to the daily diet. If you eat these foods, you are helping the virus replicate. For example, you should avoid grains, nuts, seeds, chocolate, flour, and gelatin.

However, have you ever wondered why? Why is lysine essential for patients with HSV? And why should they avoid foods containing arginine?

The reason is simple: the HSV diet should contain food that affects immunity. Antiviral drugs do not treat or remove the virus from the body; however, they help speed up the healing process.

In doing so, all that remains is to boost the immune system to suppress HSV. Moreover, lysine has many benefits, such as supporting the immune system and suppressing the virus. Avoiding arginine is essential to reduce outbreaks because this amino acid helps the virus to replicate.

Today, let’s prepare mushabbak dessert that is safe for genital herpes patients. This dish will make you enjoy the delicious taste without triggering HSV outbreaks.

Mushabbak Safe for Genital Herpes

Meal type: Desserts.

Servings: 3 people.

Preparation time: 30 minutes.

Classification: suitable for vegetarians.

This recipe is gluten-free.


  • 1 cup potato flour.
  • 1 cup of starch.
  • 1½ cup lukewarm water.
  • 1 teaspoon carob molasses, or organic date molasses.
  • 1 small pinch of Himalayan salt.
  • Mountain honey.
  • Frying oil.
  • 1 tablespoon yeast.

Let’s Start

  1. Mix all ingredients, except for honey and oil, and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Put the dough in an empty mayonnaise or ketchup container.
  3. Squeeze the container until the dough comes out and fry it in oil until browned.
  4. Add honey and serve hot.
Tip: Take precautions needed and prefer to avoid sexual intercourse in case of sores. Also, wash hands well if directly contacted with the sores.

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