美国芝加哥市长呼吁市民选择纯素饮食

Piper Hoffman

2013年1月15日报道

曾经,芝加哥的繁荣经济是以肉类和体力劳动为基础。厄普顿·辛克莱(Upton Sinclair)(编者注:厄普顿·辛克莱,1878年-1968年,美国小说家,其《屠场》一书迫使美国政府通过了食品卫生检查法)在《丛林》(编者注:又被翻译为《屠场》)中描述了移民被剥削以及肉类加工厂的黑暗和冷酷的环境,就是以这里为蓝本。卡尔·桑德堡(Carl Sandburg)(编者注:卡尔·桑德堡,1878-1967年,美国著名诗人,传记作者和新闻记者)称芝加哥为“全球的屠宰场,……邪恶,残暴的‘巨肩之城’ “。

雷姆·伊曼纽尔(Rahm Emanuel)

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芝加哥市长雷姆·伊曼纽尔(Rahm Emanuel),是个超级具有男子汉气质的人,是奥巴马总统前白宫幕僚长,或称为白宫办公室主任。他是铁人三项赛选手,被认为是美国最健康的市长。最近伊曼纽尔上了芝加哥WGN电视台节目,他在市长站在一张桌子旁,而一名消防队员在“摆弄”一些食物以演示其制作过程,声称演播室形同在自己家一般。

电视节目中的市长在此就是想呼吁市民选择纯素饮食!

瑞普·埃塞斯廷(Rip Esselstyn)

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瑞普·埃塞斯廷(Rip Esselstyn)是一名消防员,顶级铁人三项赛选手,同时也是纯素食典籍《二号消防队饮食》(“Engine 2 Diet”)的作者。(编者注:纯素食的瑞普·埃塞斯廷曾因素食纪录片《餐叉胜于手术刀》而家喻户晓。)瑞普·埃塞斯廷在WGN演播室阐释他制作食物的方法,同时展示如何搭配三餐。他一开始选用杂粮麦片、丰富新鲜水果,最后加入杏仁奶。市长伊曼纽尔说这一系列过程他已经尝试着做了,于是将餐勺交给主持人帕特·托马苏格(Pat Tomasulo)。

埃塞斯廷完成演示后,市长伊曼纽尔便开始了他对市民的讲话。他说他的健康计划是降低政府医疗保健开支以及延长预期寿命,市长伊曼纽尔声称埃塞斯廷的纯素饮食就能达到以上目的。他甚至大肆赞叹二号消防队的红薯意大利卤汁面,并指出如果换成同等分量的普通意大利卤汁面,摄入的热量将是二号消防队红薯意大利卤汁面的两倍。市长伊曼纽尔说:“我们不得不破费周折地考虑我们如何吃才能保持体重,但是事实表明纯素饮食打消了这些顾虑。“

然而,在当地ABC电视台节目中,市长伊曼纽尔却透露他基本上接受纯素饮食(每月仅吃两次荤食),纯素饮食完全提高了他铁人三项全能赛的成绩。

翻译:悠悠步行者

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America’s Fittest Mayor Calls on Chicagoans to Go Vegan

by Piper Hoffman

January 15, 2013 4:00 pm

Chicago was built on an economy of meat and physical labor. Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle,” a crushing indictment of the exploitation of immigrants and the conditions in meatpacking plants, was based there. Carl Sandburg called Chicago “Hog Butcher for the World,…Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders.”

Chicago’s mayor is Rahm Emanuel, the super-macho, just-dare-me icon of President Obama’s early days in office. He is a triathlete and considered America’s fittest mayor. In a recent local appearance on WGN-TV, Emanuel stood with hands spread wide upon the table a firefighter was trying to use for a food demonstration, physically claiming the studio as his own.

This man just asked this town to go vegan.

Rip Esselstyn, firefighter, triathlete, and author of the vegan “Engine 2 Diet,” was at the WGN studio to explain his approach to food and demonstrate three meals. He started with a multi-grain cereal full of fresh fruit and finished with almond milk; Emanuel said something along the lines that he had already tried it and offered the spoon to host Pat Tomasulo. It looked like the mayor wanted no part of this food.

After Esselstyn finished his demonstration, Emanuel spoke his piece to his city. Part of his wellness plan was to lower health care costs and increase life expectancy, he said, and Esselstyn’s vegan diet could do that. He even touted the Engine 2 sweet potato lasagna, noting that you can eat twice as much as normal lasagna for the same number of calories. “We have to do a better job with how we eat and control our weight,” Emanuel said, now showing no reservations about plant-based diets.

To the contrary, in an appearance on the lacal ABC affiliate, Emanuel revealed that he has adopted a mostly vegan diet (except for eating meat about twice a month) and that it has improved his triathlon times.