苹果可以减压?关于苹果的10个惊人事实你应该知道
发布时间: 2017-04-25   来源: 北外网院
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又到了水果全面上市的季节了,各个种类的水果哪种是你的最爱呢?不过,当我们提起水果,常常会说苹果是最健康的水果,这自有其道理。而且,关于苹果,有10个惊人的事实,也许是你应该知道的。

 1. Throwing apples at people was a way of declaring your love in ancient Greece.

1. 在古希腊,向别人扔苹果是一种示爱的方式。

Catching the fruit means acceptance of the feeling. In ancient Greece apples were considered to be “sacred to Aphrodite”.

接住苹果表示接受了对方的爱意。古希腊人认为苹果是爱神阿弗洛狄忒的圣果。

2. There are so many different types of apples, that if you ate a new one everyday, it would take over 20 years to try them all.

苹果有非常多的品种,如果你每天都吃一种,那你要二十多年才能全都试一遍。

3. Apples reduce tooth decay because they stimulate the production of saliva in your mouth.

苹果能防止龋齿,因为苹果会刺激口腔唾液的分泌。

They stimulate gums and prevent cavity buildup so an apple may easily replace your toothbrush if you don’t have it at the moment.

苹果会刺激牙龈,防止牙齿长洞。所以你一下子找不到牙膏的时候,苹果是很好的替代品。

4. Apples may poison you in fact.

4. 其实苹果也会让你中毒。

Do you know that apple seed contains cyanide? Do not be afraid, though, you have to eat plenty of them to get sick.

你知道苹果籽含有氰化物吗?不过不用怕,你得吃一大堆才会中毒。

5. Apples are members of the rose family. Just like cherries, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries.

5. 苹果是蔷薇科植物,跟樱桃、桃子、梨子、李子、覆盆子一样。

6. The average person eats 65 apples a year.

6. 一般人每年会吃65个苹果。

It is amazing that humans have been enjoying the taste of apples since 6500 BC!

人类居然从公元前6500年起就喜欢吃苹果!

7. Apples are 25% air, which is why they float in water.

7. 苹果里有25%是空气,所以苹果能浮在水上。

However apples do not emerge when dropped in … naptha.

不过要是掉在汽油里就浮不上来了……

8. Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.

8. 苹果树要花四到五年才会结第一次果。

However trees may vary greatly, some bring the first fruit much sooner.

不过不同品种的树之间也能会有很大差别,有些第一次结果会早很多。

9. It takes about 36 apples to make one gallon of apple cider.

9. 一加仑(约3.8升)苹果酒要用约36个苹果。

One apple needs the energy of 50 leaves. How many leaves are needed for three gallons of apple cider?

一个苹果需要50片树叶(产生)的能量,那三加仑苹果酒需要多少片树叶呢?

10. One of George Washington’s hobbies was pruning his apple trees.

10. 乔治·华盛顿的爱好之一就是修剪他的苹果树。

Such hobby helped him to de-stress.

这个爱好能帮他减压。

(翻译:Lorenzo)

 

 

 

                                            

              

  

 

 

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