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

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


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


 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.


 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.


 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.


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


 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.


 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.


 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.


 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.


 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.


 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.


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


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


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


 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.


 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.


 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.


 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.


 短语 collaborate with 与……合作

The study was published in Nutrition and Food Science.


source: China Daily

  英文来源:每日邮报 | 译者:张卉 | 审校&编辑:杜娟