Fibre: 90% aren’t eating enough of this lifesaving food 90%的人膳食纖維攝入量不足

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如果給你一種能保你長壽的超級食物,你會嘗試嗎?這種食品能減少人們心臟病發作、中風以及諸如二型糖尿病的終身疾病的發病機會。它還有助於降低體重、血壓和膽固醇水平。

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Adults in the UK are recommended to eat 30 grams of fibre a day, but only 9% of us manage that. As a guide, two thick slices of wholemeal toast would provide about a fifth of the total.

英國成年人被建議每天攝入30克纖維,但只有9%的人做到了這一點。作為一個指導準則,兩片厚厚的全麥吐司可提供大約每日攝入量的五分之一。

This review commissioned by the World Health Organisation reinforces the value of fibre. The researchers say eating more fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds and wholegrains in breakfast cereals, breads and pasta is linked to lower weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. And it helps protect against illnesses, such as bowel cancer.

由世界衛生組織委託進行的評估進一步證實了纖維的價值。研究人員稱,多食水果蔬菜、堅果和籽類,以及全穀物早餐麥片、面包和意大利麵食可降低體重、血壓和膽固醇水平。這還有助於預防疾病,如腸癌。

Experts say the study shows people adopting popular low-carbohydrate diets risk missing out on fibre from wholegrains.

專家說,這項調查表明,選擇流行的低碳水化合物飲食方式的人有可能會錯過全穀物中的纖維。

1. 詞彙

fibre 纖維
wholemeal 全麥的
commissioned 委託…做
nuts 堅果
seeds 籽類(食物)
wholegrains 全穀物的
breakfast cereals 早餐麥片
blood pressure 血壓
cholesterol 膽固醇
bowel cancer 腸癌
low-carbohydrate diets 低碳水化合物飲食

2. 閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題 。

1. True or false? The review supports the idea that fibre is important.

2. What is the amount of fibre adults in the UK are recommended to eat a day?

3. Name an illness that fibre helps protect against mentioned in the text.

4. Which word in the text means 『the importance of something’?

3. 答案

1. True or false? The review supports the idea that fibre is important.
True. The review commissioned by the World Health Organisation reinforces the value of fibre.

2. What is the amount of fibre adults in the UK are recommended to eat a day?
Adults in the UK are recommended to eat 30 grams of fibre a day.

3. Name an illness that fibre helps protect against mentioned in the text.
Bowel cancer.

4. Which word in the text means 『the importance of something’?
Value.