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Arthritis diet: One food to consider cutting down on or risk worse symptoms

Arthritis diet: One food to consider cutting down on or risk worse symptoms

Arthritis can cause a range of painful symptoms, from joint pain to inflammation. Medication, physiotherapy and surgery can be offered as treatment. But some experts recommend lifestyle changes, such as diet changes.

Out of the 177 people who reported experiencing general aches and pains, including joint pain, 88 percent reported an improvement having removed their ‘trigger’ foods.

These foods were defined as showing a positive IgG reaction to antibodies in the blood.

Overall in the study, 76 percent of people who rigorously followed the recommended diet reported a benefit, 68 percent of which experienced this after three weeks.

Studies show regularly eating omega-3 acids, like eggs, can reduce inflammation.


But the results are very different if you have an egg intolerance or sensitivity.

Yorktest conducted a study that showed those with an autoimmune disorder, such as rheumatoid arthritis, display a much greater reaction to particular foods than those with healthy autoimmune systems.

Egg allergy is common in children under five. Many children grow out of it, but a small group of children can start severely allergic to eggs throughout life.

Symptoms of a food allergy are listed by the NHS as:

  • tingling or itching in the mouth
  • a raised, itchy red rash (hives) – in some cases, the skin can turn red and itchy, but without a raised rash
  • swelling of the face, mouth (angioedema), throat or other areas of the body
  • difficulty swallowing
  • wheezing or shortness of breath
  • feeling dizzy and lightheaded
  • feeling sick (nausea) or vomiting
  • abdominal pain or diarrhoea
  • hay fever-like symptoms, such as sneezing or itchy eyes (allergic conjunctivitis)

Studies show eating fish or taking fish oil supplements of 600 to 1,000mg positively impacts joint health, reducing stiffness and swelling.

Fruits are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and anti-inflammatory anthocyanins. Certain fruits, such as cherries and blueberries keep joints healthy and can help prevent inflammatory arthritis flare ups.

Scientists have found those who regularly eat garlic, leeks or onions are less likely to get osteoarthritis as they get older.

Other foods recommended are:

  • Vegetables
  • Dried prunes
  • Nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Quinoa
  • Porridge
  • Beans 

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed
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The Reason You Should Be Cutting Flank Steak Against The Grain

The Reason You Should Be Cutting Flank Steak Against The Grain

Kansas City Steak Company suggests that to achieve the perfect medium-rare flank steak you’ll need to get a read of at least 130 degrees. Once it is cooked, let the steak to rest for about five minutes to allow the carryover cooking process to occur — as Recipe Tips explains, carryover cooking refers to the process when food continues to cook after being removed from heat.

After it has rested and the internal juices have redistributed, it is time to strategically slice into your delicious flank steak. Food Network suggests cutting into the steak with a “sharp knife held at about a 45-degree angle” and, more specifically, to cut it against the grain. Why is it so important to cut against the grain? Better Homes & Gardens notes that cutting it against the grain will help cut through the fibers, resulting in a more tender cut of beef and providing folks with an easier time at chewing the steak.

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This post originally appeared on Mashed How-To

Texas’ larger cities would face financial penalties

Texas’ larger cities would face financial penalties

Author: Juan Pablo Garnham and Jolie McCullough
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Russia considers cutting government borrowing as oil prices rally

Russia considers cutting government borrowing as oil prices rally

Russia could end up borrowing US$ 6.8 billion (500 billion Russian rubles) less than planned this year as rising oil prices help its key oil revenues to rise.

The rally in oil prices, which have risen by around 30 percent this year, also coincides with Russia’s economy emerging from the slump during the pandemic.

Last year, Russia’s economy was suffering the consequences of the oil price crash it helped create with the temporary rift with its OPEC+ partner Saudi Arabia in March 2020. The Russian ruble crashed, and Russia’s oil income shrank as a result of the plunge in oil prices during the pandemic.  

In March 2020, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov warned that revenues from oil and gas would be US$ 40 billion (3 trillion rubles) lower than planned due to the tumbling oil prices. Russia’s economy is not going as well as one would have hoped, the finance minister admitted back then, saying that the oil price factor alone was set to reduce the country’s budget income by nearly US$ 40 billion compared to earlier estimates.
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The oil price crash, along with the coronavirus-driven global recession, will result in Russia’s economy shrinking in 2020 by six percent, or by the most in 11 years, the World Bank said in its economic report on Russia in August 2020.

Russia was also said to be considering whether to adopt a kind of state oil hedging program, similar to Mexico’s oil hedge, to protect government revenues from oil price crashes in the future.  

This year, the higher oil prices are pushing up Russia’s oil revenues, its key export income, and the government is discussing lower debt issues year, according to Bloomberg’s sources.

READ MORE: Russian economy may recover to pre-pandemic levels by year end, says Central Bank

Officials are considering cutting the borrowing to US$ 43 billion (3.2 trillion rubles) from US$ 50 billion (3.7 trillion rubles), according to the sources, one of whom even said that the cut to borrowing in 2021 could double to US$ 13.5 billion (1 trillion rubles).   

This article was originally published on Oilprice.com