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Watch This Before You Take Another Bite Of Watermelon

Because it’s so delicious,
因为西瓜太好吃了
we have to wonder if watermelon could possibly be good for you.
我们不得不怀疑它是否对我们有益
After all, it does seem like most things we love are terrible for us,
毕竟 多数我们喜爱的东西好像都对我们很不利
so is watermelon one of those things?
所以西瓜也是其中之一吗?
We’re going to find out.
我们打算去查明真相
One of the best things about watermelon
西瓜最大的一个优点
is its high water content of 92 percent,
就是它的含水量高达92%
which makes it a great alternative to plain water.
这使它成为白开水的绝佳代替品
And unlike many citrusy sports drinks,
不像许多柠檬味运动饮料
watermelon is not very acidic
西瓜不是强酸性的
so drinking the juice isn’t likely to cause acid reflux
所以喝它的果汁不易引起胃酸倒流
or other stomach-irritating reactions.
或其它胃部刺激的不良反应
It also contains B vitamins to boost your energy levels
西瓜还含有能提高你身体能量的维生素B
and electrolytes to replenish nutrients lost as you sweat.
以及电解质来补充你出汗时营养流失
Talk about a tasty way to prevent heat stroke this summer!
可真是今年夏天预防中暑对胃口的好方法!
Watermelon also contains a type of amino acid known as citrulline,
西瓜还含有一种叫瓜氨酸的氨基酸
which works wonders on sore muscles
它对于酸痛肌肉有奇效
and has been linked to improving blood flow and keeping your heart healthy.
并能改善血液循环和保持心脏健康
If that’s what you’re interested in, you should know:
如果这是你对此感兴趣 你应该了解:
the white flesh near the rind
果皮附近的白色果肉
actually contains more citrulline than the pink bits.
实际上比粉红色果肉含有更多瓜氨酸
Studies have shown that
研究表明
athletes who drink watermelon juice before intense workouts
在剧烈运动前喝西瓜汁的运动员
have quicker recovery heart rates and fewer sore muscles the next day.
能更快恢复心率 并且肌肉次日更少酸痛
Drinking watermelon juice may also increase overall athletic performance.
喝西瓜汁也可以提高整体运动表现
When your body process citrulline,
当你身体处理瓜氨酸时
it turns into another amino acid called arginine.
它会转换成精氨酸
While arginine has many functions,
尽管精氨酸有很多功能
it primarily rids the body of excess ammonia.
它主要作用是去除体内多余的氨
Since exercising releases ammonia into the bloodstream,
因为运动会向血液中释放氨
having higher levels of this amino acid
如果体内含有更多这种氨基酸
can significantly reduce muscle fatigue and exhaustion.
便可以显著缓解肌肉疲惫和筋疲力竭的感觉
In general, watermelon is pretty good for our bodies,
一般来说 西瓜对我们的身体是很好的
but it is possible to have too much of a good thing.
但也有可能会物极必反
“This watermelon’s delicious, by the way.”
“顺便说句 这西瓜很好吃”
This fruit is one of the best sources of a phytonutrient known as lycopene,
这种水果是植物营养素 即番茄红素的最佳来源之一
the antioxidant responsible for giving the flesh its characteristic red color.
番茄红素是抗氧化剂 能赋予果肉特有红色
Consuming antioxidants may prevent certain types of cancer,
摄取抗氧化剂可预防某些类型的癌症
and promote heart health.
改善心脏健康
But load up on too much lycopene and
但摄入过多的番茄红素
you may find yourself with gastrointestinal distress.
可能会让你肠胃不适
Too much can cause nausea, diarrhea, bloating,and indigestion,
吃太多西瓜会导致恶心 腹泻 腹胀和消化不良
but luckily, you can eat quite a bit before this happens.
但庆幸的是 在此之前你还是可以吃挺多的
Just be aware!
只要注意就好!
Anyone who needs to watch their potassium intake
任何需要注意钾摄入量的人
might also want to limit their daily watermelon consumption
也可能需要限制自己每天西瓜的摄取量
as each cup of watermelon contains 173 grams of potassium.
因为每量杯西瓜含有173克钾
For most of us, that’s only five percent of the daily recommended intake,
对大多数人来说 这仅是每日推荐摄入量的5%
but it’s enough to cause a potassium build-up in your blood
但如果你无法适当地吸收这种矿物质
if you don’t process this mineral correctly.
便足以导致你血液中钾的堆积
That can lead to chest pains, irregular heartbeat, and difficulty breathing.
这会导致胸痛 心率不齐和呼吸困难
Ripe watermelons not only taste sweeter,
成熟的西瓜不仅味道甜美
but they’re actually more nutrient-dense, too!
而且竟然养分浓度更高!
The Journal of Food Composition and
《食物成分和分析期刊》
tested watermelons of four different ripe stages:
测试了西瓜的四种不同成熟阶段:
white, white-pink, pink, and red-ripe.
白色 粉白色 粉红色和红色熟
They found the unripe fruit
他们发现未成熟的果肉
had almost no beta carotene and fewer nutrients overall
几乎没有β-胡萝卜素且总体营养成分也较少
while the riper fruits had higher levels of antioxidants and vitamin C.
而成熟果肉有更多的抗氧化剂和维生素C
So,how do you make sure to take home a ripe watermelon?
那 你该如何确保带了个熟的西瓜回家呢?
It can be difficult to tell,
这可能很难辨别
but there are a few tricks to selecting a good one.
但还是有一些挑选好西瓜的窍门
When you pick it up, it should feel heavier than you’d expect.
当你拿起来时 它的份量应该会比你想象得更重
You should also give it a light knocking
你可以轻轻地敲敲它
to make sure it returns a hollow sound.
以确保它是中空的回音
A dull thud means it’s either over or under ripe.
沉闷的声音意味着它要么熟过了要么还没熟
Finally,if you turn it around in your hands,
最后 如果你用手把它转过来
you’ll find the spot where the melon rests on the ground.
你会发现西瓜躺在地面上的地方
If it’s a pale yellow color, you’re good to go.
如果是淡黄色 那你就可以选了
Any other color, and you may want to choose another melon.
如果是任何其他颜色 你可能需要选择别的瓜
The watermelon detox plan is designed to flush toxins out of your body
西瓜排毒计划旨在通过一日三餐都只吃西瓜
by nothing but watermelon for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
将毒素排出体外
Want a snack? Watermelon.
想要吃个零食吗? 西瓜
Dessert?Yup
甜点?是的
you guessed it: watermelon.
你猜对了:西瓜
Continue for five days and watch the pounds drop off.
坚持五天并观察体重的下降
Considering that each wedge of watermelon has only 86 calories,
考虑到每块西瓜只有86卡路里
you’d need to eat a whole watermelon or more each day
你会需要每天吃一整个或者更多西瓜
to reach your day’s safe, minimum caloric intake.
来达到你一天的安全的 最低卡路里摄入量
If you think this particular fad sounds questionable, you’re right.
如果你觉得这种狂热听上去值得怀疑 那么你是对的
It is.
它确实如此
If you make it through the week without going watermelon crazy,
如果你坚持度过一周而不会看到西瓜抓狂
chances are good you’ll gain back the weight
那么一旦你恢复正常饮食
once you go back to regular food.
你的体重很有可能会反弹
According to MedlinePlus,
根据MedlinePlus的调查
fad diets rarely result in lasting weight loss.
流行减肥法很少能带来持久的减肥效果
And while watermelon has many vitamins
并且尽管西瓜含有多种维生素
and a small amount of protein and dietary fiber,
以及少量蛋白质和膳食纤维
you’d certainly be missing out on balanced nutrition during your detox week.
但在排毒周中 你肯定会失去营养平衡
Long term, it’s best to add watermelon to part of your already healthy diet
长远来看 最好把西瓜加入你早已健康的饮食中
instead of relying on it as a magical weight-loss solution.
而不是指望它为减肥的妙方
We would probably all agree that watermelon is a fruit…
除了那些认为西瓜是蔬菜的人
except for those who consider it a vegetable.
我们可能都同意西瓜是一种水果
Believe it or not,
信不信由你
there’s a lively debate about how to classify a watermelon.
关于如何分类西瓜有着一场激烈的争辩
How did things get so complicated?
事情怎么变得这么复杂?
Well,botanically speaking, watermelon is a fruit
嗯 从植物学上说 西瓜是一种水果
in the same way that a tomato is technically a fruit:
就像番茄理论上是一种水果一样
The seeds develop in the flowering plant instead of the roots or leaves.
种子是结在开花植物中 而不是根或叶中
Looking at watermelon from a different perspective, though,
然而 从另一个角度看西瓜
it’s a member of the same family as gourd vegetables
它与葫芦科蔬菜属于同一科
like cucumbers and pumpkins.
如黄瓜和南瓜
Like other vegetables, watermelons are planted from seed each year,
和其它蔬菜一样 西瓜每年都是用种子种植
harvested in one fell swoop,
一次性收获
and the remaining vegetation is removed from the field
残枝剩叶从田间清除掉
so the process can be repeated next year.
这样明年就能重复这过程
You see how things are getting tricky?
你明白事情是如何变得复杂的了吧?
Join the debate if you like
如果你喜欢你可以加入这场辩论
or just go ahead and consider it whichever category you need for your food diary.
或者直接把它看成你饮食日记中所需的任何类别
Unless you live in Oklahoma, of course,
当然除非你住在俄克拉荷马州
where you’ll have to concede it’s a vegetable. Why’s that?
在那你不得不承认它是种蔬菜 为什么呢?
Watermelon was declared the official state vegetable in 2007.
西瓜在2007年被宣布为官方“州蔬菜”
Most of us eat the red flesh and throw out the rest,
我们大多数人都是吃红色果肉并把剩下的部分扔掉
but it turns out the whole watermelon is good for you!
但结果发现整个西瓜都对你有好处
But just because you can eat it,
不过仅仅因为你可以吃它
that doesn’t mean you should chow down right away!
不代表你可以立即狼吞虎咽地吃它
Consuming the rind requires a bit of prep work.
食用果皮需要做一些准备工作
Because it’s tougher than the rest of the melon,
因为绿皮比西瓜其它部分更硬
most recipes call for removing the green peel first.
大多数食谱都要求先去掉它
Once peeled, use the rinds instead of cucumber
去皮后 用瓜皮代替黄瓜
in refreshing watermelon gazpacho recipes,
来制作清新的西班牙西瓜番茄冷汤
or grate them and
或把它磨碎
toss the shredded pieces into your favorite coleslaw recipes.
放入你喜欢的凉拌卷心菜食谱中
They can also be softened up to make watermelon rind pickles
它们也可以被软化做成腌西瓜皮
or turned into candy.
或制成糖果
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我们很多人都喜欢吃西瓜,那么西瓜对我们的身体到底是好是坏呢?西瓜里都有哪些营养呢?西瓜到底是蔬菜还是水果呢?看看这个短片了解一下吧。西瓜中富含水分,维生素C和氨基酸。最后还有挑选一个又甜又好吃的西瓜的好方法,好奇的宝宝快来看看吧!

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