Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease that has no cure; the symptoms can however be treated and controlled by taking anti-viral medication and maintaining a healthy diet. Maintaining a healthy diet includes taking proper nutritious food that will ensure the body has proper supply of the required nutrients. The nutrients will help in seeing the body produce antibodies that are important in helping suppress the symptoms that tend to show as the virus comes to the surface during outbreaks. Some foods will help in lowering the severity of the outbreaks. If the outbreaks happen to occur, they won’t be as severe as they would to a person who doesn’t maintain a healthy lifestyle.