ChinaDaily-One PEAR a day keeps the pounds away

ChinaDaily-One PEAR a day keeps the pounds away

  每天一个梨 肥胖远离你

 短语 keep sth. away 远离某物

____ Editor’s notes: This is old News. This is a reading material for English learner. ____

  编者按:就是旧闻。是英语学习者阅读材料。

We’ve long been told that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

  我们早就听过“一天一苹果,医生远离我”的说法。

But now, researchers have discovered a pear a day keeps the pounds away.

  但如今研究者发现,一天一个梨,也可以让脂肪远离我们。

 单词 researcher 研究者

 单词 pear 梨子

 时态 have(has) + 动词的过去分词 是动词的“现在完成时”,这种时态主要用于表示 1.从过去某一事件发生到现在或将继续持续下去;2.过去发生的事对现在造成的影响;3.表示现在已经完成的动作;例句:I have used this pen only three times. It is still good.这支钢笔我只用过三次。它仍然是好的。


A new study found that pears are associated with lower body weight.

  一项最新的研究称,梨与体重减轻有某种相关性。

 短语 be associated with 与……有相关性


People who consume pears are 35 per cent less likely to be obese, scientists discovered.

  科学家发现,吃梨的人,其肥胖的概率比不吃的人低35%。

 单词 consume 消耗,食用 例句:Many people experienced a drop in their cholesterol levels when they consumed oat bran.很多人食用燕麦麸后胆固醇水平下降了。

 单词 obese 肥胖


The study also found that pear consumption is associated with higher diet quality.

  该研究还发现,吃梨可以提高膳食质量。


Pears are an ‘excellent source’ of fiber, in addition to being a good source of vitamin C.

  梨除了富含维C,还是非常好的纤维食物。

 单词 fiber 纤维

 短语 in addition to 除了


A single medium pear contains nearly 24 per cent the daily fiber recommendations – and is only 100 calories.

  一个中等大小的梨含有人体每天所需的约24%的纤维,而卡路里含量只有100。

 单词 recommendation 推荐

 单词 calorie 卡路里


The fruit is also free of fat, cholesterol and sodium – and contains 190 mg of potassium.

  梨不含脂肪、胆固醇和钠——但含有190毫克的钾。

 单词 cholesterol 胆固醇

 单词 sodium 钠

 单词 potassium 钾


Researchers from the Louisiana State University looked at data from 2001 to 2010 for the study.

  路易斯安那州立大学的研究人员从2001年到2010年一直在对此进行研究。

 单词 data 数据


They used a nationally representative sample to analyse the association of fresh pear consumption with nutrient intake, nutrient adequacy, diet quality and cardiovascular risk factors in adults.

  他们从全国抽取试验样本,分析成年人食用鲜梨与营养摄取量、营养充分性、膳食质量和心血管疾病之间的关系。

 单词 nationally 全国的

 单词 analyse 分析

 单词 nutrient 养分

 单词 adequacy 充足,足够 例句:I am very critical of the adequacy of Britain’s race laws.我对英国种族法律的适当性颇有微词。

 单词 cardiovascular 心血管的


Dr Carol O’Neil, who led the study, said: ‘The association between pears and lower weight is very exciting.

  卡罗·奥尼尔博士主持此次研究。她说:“梨与减重之间的关系让人十分兴奋。”

 单词 exciting 令人兴奋的

 语法 sb., who …,是定语从句,who后面的从句用来修饰前面的人物;


‘We believe fiber intake may have driven the lower body weights that were seen in this study.

  “通过这次研究,我们相信摄入纤维可以降低体重。”


She added: ‘There was no difference in energy intake or level of physical activity found between the fresh pear consumers and non-consumers.

  她补充道:“在吃梨与没有吃梨的人之间,没有能量摄入或体力活动的差异。”


Eating one medium fresh pear each day has a positive effect on nutrient intake.

  每天吃一个中等大小的鲜梨对营养吸收非常有益。


The fruit has higher percentages of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, copper and potassium, and leads to higher mean intakes of total sugars.

  梨这种水果富含纤维素、维生素C、镁、铜和钾,会导致人体总糖的平均摄入量更高。

 单词 percentage 比例

 单词 magnesium 镁

 单词 intake 摄入


Consumers of fresh pears also have lower intakes of total, monounsaturated fatty acids, saturated fatty acids and added sugars.

  食用鲜梨也会降低人体对总脂肪酸、单不饱和脂肪酸、饱和脂肪酸和添加糖的吸收量。

 单词 monounsaturated 单不饱和的

 单词 saturated 饱和的


According to the USDA Guidelines for Americans, people who eat more fruit as part of an overall healthy diet are more likely to reduce their risk of chronic diseases.

  根据美国农业部(USDA)向美国居民发布的饮食指南,吃更多水果、把水果当作健康饮食一部分的人更不容易得慢性疾病。

 背景 USDA 美国农业部

 单词 chronic 慢性的

 短语 according to … 根据,按照,取决于,据…所说;例句:But, these sites are not without risk, according to the report. 但是根据报告,这些网站并不是没有风险。

 短语 part of … (某事物的)一部分;例句:He received part of his education in England. 他有一部分教育是在英国接受的。


But, the researchers noted that little has been published on the health outcomes associated with individual fruits – including pears.

  但研究人员指出,很少有人发表文章关注人类健康与单一某种水果(包括梨)之间的联系

 单词 publish 发表

 单词 outcome 结果 例句:Opinion polls are an unreliable predictor of election outcomes.民意测验并不能对选举结果进行可靠预测。

 语法 have been 是现在完成时的被动形式,表示以前某物被做过什么,例:Those books have been read by me. 那些书已经被我读过了。


However, the USA Pear Bureau said it is continuing to collaborate with researchers to commission additional studies to show the relationship between pears and positive health outcomes.

  不过,美国梨业局称,它将继续与科研人员合作,进一步研究梨对人体健康的积极影响。

 短语 collaborate with 与……合作


The study was published in Nutrition and Food Science.

  该研究成果已发表在《营养与食品科学》期刊上。


source: China Daily

  英文来源:每日邮报 | 译者:张卉 | 审校&编辑:杜娟

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