viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2016


Eating a "handful" of nuts a day can keep the doctor away, research proves
People consuming at least 20 grams of nuts daily less likely to develop potentially fatal conditions such as heart disease and cancer, according to a study.
A handful of nuts a day can help to keep the doctor - and the undertaker - away, research has shown.

People consuming at least 20 grams of nuts daily were less likely to develop potentially fatal conditions such as heart disease and cancer, the study found.

Being "nuts about nuts" reduced the risk of heart disease by nearly 30%, the risk of cancer by 15%, and the risk of premature death by 22%.

The same amount of nuts - equivalent to a handful - was also associated with a halving of the risk of dying from a respiratory disease. Diabetes risk was cut by nearly 40%.
Study co-author Dagfinn Aune, from Imperial College London, said: “In nutritional studies, so far much of the research has been on the big killers such as heart diseases, stroke and cancer, but now we're starting to see data for other diseases.
“We found a consistent reduction in risk across many different diseases, which is a strong indication that there is a real underlying relationship between nut consumption and different health outcomes. It's quite a substantial effect for such a small amount of food.”
The team, whose findings appear in the journal BMC Medicine, analysed published data on more than 800,000 participants from around the world.
The study covered all kinds of tree nuts, such as hazelnuts and walnuts, as well as peanuts, which are technically legumes.
Mr Aune added: “Nuts and peanuts are high in fibre, magnesium, and polyunsaturated fats - nutrients that are beneficial for cutting cardiovascular disease risk and which can reduce cholesterol levels.
“Some nuts, particularly walnuts and pecan nuts, are also high in antioxidants, which can fight oxidative stress and possibly reduce cancer risk.

Even though nuts are quite high in fat, they are also high in fibre and protein, and there is some evidence that suggests nuts might actually reduce your risk of obesity over time.”
Handful  = puñado

At least  = por lo menos

according  = segun

Handful  = puñado
Keep the doctor and the undertaker away = mantener el medico y el enterrador alejado
La palabra "NUTS", tambien significa loco. "Being nuts about nuts".
so far  = hasta ahora

underlying  = subyacente
findings  = Halllazgos / resultados

cutting  = reduciendo

even though  = aunque
might = puede que
Un gracioso video, "I´m a nut"

miércoles, 14 de diciembre de 2016

375. Translation exercise

A good way to improve your English is to translate to go over grammar, vocabulary, sayings and expressions

Go over  = repasar
Sayings  = dichos

1. No se que hacer hoy
2. Hace mucho frío
3. Como es tu hermana?
4. Me voy. Tengo prisa
5. Se está nublando
6. Tengo mucho sueño
7. Voy a hacer café
8. Nos vamos al cine?
9. Todos tenemos hambre
10. Me compraste el libro?
11. Mas vale tarde que nunca
12. Quien to lo dijo?
13. Nadie me dijo nada
14. En que estás pensando?
15. Estos zapatos no son míos
16. No seas tan tonto
17. Cuesta demasiado
18. La gorra me está demasiado grande
19. Fue mas caro de lo que pensaba
20. No debes pisar la hierba
21. Has leído el libro? Aun no
22. Será mejor que te vayas
23. No lo sabe el?
24. Hay mucho trafico y mucho ruido
25. Me apetece ir andando
26. No pegué ojo


1. I don´t know what to do today
2. It´s very cold
3. What´s your sister like?
4. I´m going. I´m in a hurry
5. It´s getting cloudy
6. I´m very sleepy
7. I´m going make some coffee
8. Shall we go to the movies?
9. We´re all hungry
10. Did you buy me the book?
11. Better late than never
12. Who told you?
13. Nobody told me anything
14. What are you thinking about?
15. These aren´t my shoes
16. Don´t be so silly
17. It costs too much
18. The cap is too big on me
19. It was more expensive than I thought
20. You mustn´t step on the grass
21. Have you read the book? Not yet
22. It will be better if you leave
23. Doesn´t he know?
24. There´s a lot of traffic and a lot of noise
25. I feel like going walking
26. I didn´t sleep a wink