Dr Joseph Kamugisha At every stage of development, our body requires varying quantity of nutrients in-take based on the needs or body consumption rate. When you consume too much beans because you have harvested sacks, then you might take excess proteins than your daily body requirements. One of the proven causes of arthritis is the leakage of incompletely digested protein into the blood stream. Though chewing is a normal digestive function, food chewed very well can certainly help to minimise the amount of undigested protein that can in turn cause problems. To stay health, you need to avoid eating more proteins than your body needs. To avoid too much protein in your dish, you need to alternate foods like beef, chicken, or fish with intake of at least 25 grams of protein. People are commonly exposed to animal fats but there are also proteins in some fruits and vegetables. For example, cooked spinach or corn contains approximately 5 grams of protein. It is estimated that a cup of peas contains over 8 grams of protein and even Irish potato can make up to 5 grams of protein. This means you can easily depend of fruits and vegetables to get enough protein and without eating any animal foods at all. My view does not call for people to become strict vegans to overcome arthritis, but strive to demonstrate how it is possible to eat more proteins than your body needs. Over-consumption of proteins is a critical mistake when addressing autoimmune illness. Proven clinical evidence shows that animal-based protein, especially when cooked at high temperature, can lead to antigen-antibody complex formation in people with autoimmune-related arthritis more easily than plant-based protein. To best support recovery from autoimmune-related arthritis over the long term, It is recommendable to feed on low temperature cooked animal proteins such as steaming or boiling. People who are already diagnosed of arthritis, we recommend to avoid all animal-based proteins for a period of six months so as to give the digestive tract complete rest. People with chronic arthritis tend to have weakened immune system and cannot afford to digest complex animal proteins. It is also advisable to avoid large amounts of protein-dense plant foods such as nuts, seeds, and legumes. These vegetables contain a lot of plant proteins. However some green vegetables like broccoli and cabbage are good and contain average protein for our daily body needs. According to nutritionist protocol, you can avoid animal proteins for 6 months and use light on protein-dense plant foods, then you can gradually increase your protein intake until you are eating approximately one gram of protein per day for every two pounds of your body weight, with no more than one major serving of animal-based protein. The most recommendable food nutrients that can prevent and reverse autoimmune-related arthritis include vegetables, whole grains and fruits. You can also feed on small amounts of legumes for a period of six months to give your body the rest and nutrients that it needs to support best recovery. Eat a fresh salad every day that includes colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots among many others. Steamed vegetables are also excellent food materials to overcome auto-immune illness. Steaming helps to extract more nutrients from the plant-protein foods. Steaming can also soften the fiber found in plant protein foods, which can be helpful if the digestive tract is sensitive to large amounts of raw fiber. Try eating steamed vegetables with healthy salad dressings or even soups that can serve as nourishing and flavorful sauces. Eating vegetables in their raw state allows you to benefit from naturally occurring enzymes that are destroyed with cooking. Eating vegetables that are steamed or boiled allows you to eat more of them and extract more nutrients out of them than you can when they are raw. Freshly pressed vegetable juices provide intact enzymes, and because they are nutrients that have already been extracted from fibrous vegetables, they provide a concentrated batch of nutrients that are readily absorbed into your body system to nourish body cells. Whole grains like millet and oats can provide you with plenty of complex carbohydrates that can take care of the bulk of daily caloric needs. Whole grains are very rich foods in minerals and vitamins. Minerals and Vitamins play an important role in the modulation of our immune system.