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passage:五种改变你生活的热带水果

发表时间:2011/3/23字号:T|T
DidyouknowthatonetropicalfruitcanbeusedasasubstituteforIVfluidinanemergency?Orthatanothertropicaltreathasbeenshowninstudiestokillcancercells?Asidefromtheirhealthbenefits,thereareplentyofotherreasonsto...

      Did you know that one tropical fruit can be used as a substitute for IV fluid in an emergency? Or that another tropical treat has been shown in studies to kill cancer cells? Aside from their health benefits, there are plenty of other reasons to love the following tropical fruits…and some of these benefits will definitely surprise you.
      你是否知道有一种热带水果可以在紧急治疗中替代IV流体给人注射?还有研究显示食用某种热带水果能够杀死体内癌细胞?除了健康方面的好处,还有许多其他原因会让你爱上热带水果哦!你会惊讶地发现:哇!原来它们还有这等好处呀!

Coconuts 椰子
      You might think of coconut as the sweet topping on German chocolate cake, but this fruit has plenty of health benefits as well. Coconut water has a ton of health benefits. It’s a sterile source of clean water, useful for survival hydration. On top of this, coconut water has the same level of electrolytic balance human blood. In the Pacific Theatre during World War II, coconut water was
      提到椰子,你可能会想到德国巧克力蛋糕上那凸起的装饰配料,其实这种水果对人体健康有着诸多好处。椰子汁是绝对安全的水质,可以帮助体内完成生存所必需的水合作用。此外,在帮助人体血液达到电解与平衡上,椰子汁也有同样的功效。在一战的太平洋战场上,椰子汁就经常被当做输血浆,给受伤战士们急救时使用。
 
      Coconut water makes a better sports drink than commercial products, as it is lower in salts and sugars and higher in potassium. And, of course, the flesh and oil of the coconut is also edible and good for you!
      相比其他饮料,椰子汁则是一款更好的运动型饮料,因为它所含的盐分和糖分都较低,却富含钾元素。当然,椰子肉、椰子油也都可以被食用且对人体有益!
 
Mangosteen 山竹果
      The mangosteen is a small fruit with white flesh, popular throughout Asia. One group of scientists has proposed that alpha-mangostin, an antioxidant found only in mangosteen, can cause cell death in leukemia cells, effectively treating the disease. While more research needs to be done, mangosteen is also said to have powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties.
      山竹果,外形小巧,白色果肉,它是在亚洲很受欢迎的水果之一。一项研究结果已提出:只有在山竹果里才发现一种叫倒捻子素的抗氧化剂,它对白血病细胞有杀伤作用,对治疗白血病有一定效果。当然,更多的研究有待进行,因为据说山竹果还有消炎、抗菌、防腐、消毒的特性。
 
Avocado鳄梨
      You might think of it as a vegetable, but this is actually a fruit. And not just any fruit, but a fruit that has been shown to lower cholesterol. They are also rich in folic acid, which can prevent some kinds of common birth defects. Even more interesting is that avocados are the ultimate life hack fruit: when you eat an avocado with other vegetables, you absorb more nutrients from the meal than you would have from eating the vegetables alone. Top your salad with a few slices of avocado, and you’ll be increasing your intake of vitamins and minerals from the meal.
      你也许会以为它是一种蔬菜,但其实它是一种能够降低人体胆固醇的水果,而且它富含叶酸,能预防一些常见的先天性畸形病。更有意思的是,鳄梨是一种能加快给人体补充所需营养的水果。如果你把鳄梨和其他蔬菜混搭着吃,会比你单独吃某个蔬菜吸收更多的营养。你可以在色拉上放几片鳄梨,这样能提高维生素和矿物质的摄取量。
 
Mango 芒果
      A single mango will contain half of your recommended daily allowance of both Vitamin A and Vitamin C, as well as some B-Vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, polyphenols, beta-carotene, and…well, maybe it would have been quicker for me to list the few nutrients that this little fruit DOESN’T contain…
      一个芒果所含的营养成分大致如下:一半人体每天所需的维他命 A 和C,还有少量维他命 B、欧米珈-3脂肪酸、多酚、Beta胡萝卜素等。也许我该列出它所不含的营养成分,这样会更方便你记忆!
 
      I picked up an interesting tip about quickly ripening mangoes from the book “Urawaza”, which I reviewed here recently. If you pick up a mango at the supermarket that is still hard, soak it in simmering water for just 10 minutes to speed up the ripening process. The sooner you can eat one, the sooner you can start to enjoy its beneficial qualities.
      我曾在一本名为”Urawaza"的书里看到过这样一个有关如何加速芒果成熟的方法,在这里与你分享!如果你发现刚从超市买回来的芒果,其外表依然很坚硬,这代表它尚未完全成熟,你可以将它浸放在水里,用小火微炖10分钟,这样就会加快它的成熟。越早吃上美味的芒果,你就能越早感受它所带来的益处。
 
Longan 龙眼
      Longan berries, native to China, have long been said by Asian herbalists to have relaxing properties, making them the perfect snack to enjoy to lower your stress levels. It is also said to have anti-cancer, antioxidant, and liver-protective properties. The longan contains high levels of iron, potassium, and large amounts of vitamins A and C. Finding them in a form other than fresh at your local market may be tough, but dried and canned longan are also available.
      龙眼果,起源于中国,一直以来都被亚洲中药师认为其具有舒缓神经的特性,它是帮你减压的完美零食!据说,龙眼还有抗癌、防氧化、保护肝脏的作用。龙眼富含铁元素、钾元素、维他命A和C。你只要食用市场上的新鲜龙眼,就能一并得到这些营养元素,而其他食物就很难实现这点了!当然,风干的或灌装的龙眼也同样富含这些营养成分。
 
 
 
Conclusion  总结
      In general, eating more fruits is good for your health. Overall, tropical fruits have been known to reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease. On top of these benefits, a diet rich in tropical fruits ensures that you will have improved digestion and GI function. Best of all, these fruits can neutralize free radicals, protecting you from asthma, joint pain, and the above-mentioned heart and cancer risks.
      总体说来,多吃水果对你的健康有益。而多吃热带水果则能帮助你降低患癌症和得心脏病的机率。另外,常吃这类水果还会有助于改善你的消化和胃肠道功能,中和自由基,预防哮喘、关节炎,还有就是前面所提到的它对癌症和心脏病有一定的预防性!
 
      You are what you eat. If you want to be smart, eat smart, and reach for these tropical fruits the next time you are craving a snack.
      在很大程度上,你的健康取决于你的饮食习惯。如果你想拥有健康,那就吃得健康些,下次在吃点心时不妨选择这些热带水果吧!
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