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Health Benefits of Pumpkins 2017-11-23167289

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From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report.
欢迎收听美国之声的学习英语栏目,下面是一则有关健康与生活方式的报道。
There is one food that takes center stage during autumn – the pumpkin!
秋天的翘楚食物是——南瓜!
Many people use this orange gourd as a decoration at Halloween.
很多人都用这种橘色的葫芦属植物作万圣节的装饰。
But we also use it in many foods that are popular during the fall season –foods like pumpkin bread, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin cookies, pasta made with pumpkin and pumpkin pie.In fact, pumpkin pie is one of THE most common desserts at an American Thanksgiving table.
除此之外,我们也在秋天许多广受欢迎的食物里使用了南瓜的元素——比如南瓜饼、南瓜咖啡、南瓜小甜点、南瓜做的意大利面、南瓜派。实际上,南瓜是美国感恩节餐桌上最普遍的甜点之一了。
But perhaps we should try to eat pumpkin all year long, and not just in the fall.
但或许我们应该一年四季都吃南瓜,而不是只在秋天吃南瓜。
Pumpkins are packed with important nutrients and vitamins.If cooked in a healthy way, meaning without much butter or sugar, pumpkin is a powerhouse of health benefits.Pumpkin is good for your eyesight.
南瓜富含重要的营养物质和维生素。如果以不添加黄油和糖的健康做法来烹制的话,南瓜会带来许多健康益处。南瓜对视力有益。
The nutrient beta-carotene and Vitamin A are necessary for maintaining good eyesight.Pumpkins are a great source of both.In fact, one nutrition website says that one cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin can give you more than 200 percent of your daily recommended amount of Vitamin A.Pumpkin may help reduce your risk of getting cancer.
比如,β-胡萝卜素和维生素A这两种营养物质对于保证好的视力很重要,而南瓜中就富含这两种营养物质。实际上,某营养类网站还写道,一杯经过烹制的搅碎的南瓜中可以为人体提供每日最佳维生素A含量的两倍多。南瓜会帮你降低患癌症的风险。
The National Cancer Institute in the United States says on its website that antioxidants may help reduce a person’s risk of getting cancer.That is because antioxidants neutralize something called free radicals in the body.The Institute defines free radicals as “highly reactive chemicals that have the potential to harm cells.”
美国美国国家癌症研究所在其官网上写道,抗氧化剂可以助力减少人类得癌症的风险。这是因为抗氧化剂可以中和人体中一种叫自由基的物质。该研究所将自由基描述为“高活性的化学物质,可能会伤害人体细胞。”
Antioxidants help to get rid of these free radicals.Examples of antioxidants found in food include beta-carotene, lycopene, and vitamins A, C, and E.And as we said earlier, pumpkin is full of beta-carotene as well as vitamin A.Pumpkin helps your skin.
而抗氧化剂可以助力消灭自由基。含有抗氧化剂的物质包括但不限于β-胡萝卜素、番茄红素、维生素A、维生素C、和维生素E。而且如我们之前提到的,南瓜中富含番茄红素和维生素A。南瓜对皮肤有益。
Beta-carotene also helps to keep your skin healthy and young-looking.Yet another good reason to eat pumpkin!Pumpkin may help your heart.
番茄红素还能让人体皮肤显得健康而又年轻。这也是一个吃南瓜的好原因哦!南瓜或许对心脏有益。
Pumpkin is also loaded with potassium.Health experts say that consuming potassium may help treat hypertension or high blood pressure, just as decreasing your intake of sodium does.Pumpkin may be good for weight loss.
南瓜中还富含钾元素。健康类专家表示,摄入钾元素可能会有助于治疗高血压,这和减少钠元素的摄入是一个效果。南瓜对减肥有帮助。
Pumpkin also has a lot of fiber.Fiber slows down digestion of food.When you eat pumpkin you feel full and eat less.
南瓜里还含有丰富的纤维素。纤维素可以降低食物消化的速度。当吃南瓜就很容易觉得饱,吃的东西也少一些。
So, if it is available where you live, try to find ways to include pumpkin in your next meal.
所以,如果你住的周围可以买到南瓜的话,就想想办法在让南瓜上餐桌吧。
And that’s the Health & Lifestyle report.
以上就是本期的健康与生活方式栏目。
I’m Anna Matteo.
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