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吃香蕉吧 Go for Bananas

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Go for Bananas

    香蕉 是天然的理想零食之一,健康、易饱腹 又美味。香蕉是一种热带地区 广泛 种植 水果 ,当它是绿色的时候就可以采摘了。在室温下储存时,大部分香蕉会在几天内成熟 ,把香蕉和一个苹果 一起放进塑料袋或纸袋里,香蕉会熟的更快。看一看你为什么要选择吃香蕉:
Healthful, filling, and tasty, bananas are one of the nature's ideal snacks. The fruit, which is grown in most of the world's tropical areas, is harvested while still green. When stored at room temperature, most bananas ripen in a few days; the process can be hastened by placing them in a plastic or paper bag along with an apple. Read on why you should go for bananas:

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    1.把香蕉作为婴儿的首选食品。香蕉口味清淡,易于消化,并且不容易导致过敏 ,是婴儿早期的理想食品。
Try bananas for baby's first food. Because bananas are bland, easy to digest, and unlikely to produce allergies, they are an ideal early food for babies.
    2.有些胃溃疡患者反映吃香蕉可以缓解 疼痛,但是这并没有得到科学证实。相比少数人对香蕉过敏,更普遍的是人们更容易对橡胶制品过敏。
Some ulcer patients report that bananas alleviate some pain, but this is unproven. While allergies to bananas are rare, they are more common in people who are allergic to rubber products.
    3.香蕉是钾和维生素B6的极好来源,还含有丰富的叶酸和纤维。一项针对17000名成年人的研究 表明,体内钾元素含量水平较高,血压就会比较低。
Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and vitamin B6, as well as a source of folate and fiber. A study on 17,000 adults indicated that higher potassium levels are associated with lower blood pressure.
    4.香蕉还含有氨基酸色氨酸,可以刺激 产生血清素,这种物质能刺激神经系统,起镇定 安神 的作用。因此,香蕉在一定程度上也可以减轻抑郁症
Bananas also contain the amino acid tryptophan, which stimulates the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that has a calming effect on the body. Therefore, bananas are said to alleviate depression to some extent.
    5.香蕉中富含的纤维是可溶性纤维,有助于降低血液中胆固醇的含量。
The fiber obtained from bananas is soluble fiber, instrumental in lowering blood cholesterol levels..

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