A low-protein diet is of paramount importance in treating all metabolic and digestive disturbances, high blood pressure, arthritis, rheumatism and gout, and should be adopted for some time. Protein is found chiefly in meat, eggs, cheese, milk and milk products, peas, beans and lentils, so vegetarians should reduce the intake of milk products and pulses (legumes). People who have previously enjoyed a mixed diet ought to refrain from eating pork, sausages and cold meats and restrict the diet to veal, beef, lamb and mutton.
Eggs and cheese and dishes prepared from them should also be avoided. But if you must eat eggs, have a limited amount and eat them raw. They can be beaten and added to cooked soup. Since eggs produce a great amount of uric acid, sufferers from arthritis are better off without them. Women troubled by insufficiency of the ovaries may eat raw eggs in moderate quantities.