Posted on 03 September 2016.
Hamilton Island receives glowing reviews as one of Australia’s most spectacular holiday destinations. It is home to the famous Whitehaven Beach, the Great Barrier Reef to name but a few natural wonders. Those with a penchant for exploration will love venturing out in the waters for a view of the marine life.
This island is one of the most loved Queensland destinations as it offers and abundance of activities for golfing, and sailing enthusiasts. The moment you are tired from playing is the perfect chance to relax at one of the bars and restaurants in the area. If you come to Hamilton at the right time you will be lucky to catch captivating cultural exhibitions and performances.
After resting and sampling the cultural offerings, it is certainly time to explore the culinary side of the island. You will encounter rare delicacies including seafood as prepared by the locals. Once you are done licking your fingers after the hearty meal, be sure to thank your host and tip well before heading back to your quarters for much needed sleep.
There are 6 accommodation levels at the island, all of which are designed to suit various visitors. Family apartments are in plenty as well as holiday homes, suites and plush rooms with modern amenities. If it is your first visit to Hamilton Island you should try joining a guided tour which increases your chances of seeing the best there is. The guides are well versed with the destination and moving in a group makes you feel safer in a foreign land.
This is surely an unmissable holiday destination for the entire family as it is beautiful and boasts great weather. Whether you are a golfing enthusiast, passionate sailor or simple traveller, plan a visit to Hamilton Island to behold natural wonders like never before. After your first trip you will certainly return if only to make sure that the perfect blend of nature, culture and modernity wasn’t an illusion.
Posted in Environment, Food, Travel
Posted on 01 September 2016.
A new home remedy for lowering blood pressure may be to eat cocoa daily! Harvard professor Norman Hollenberg has found evidence that cocoa rich in flavanols, antioxidant compounds found in cocoa beans, improves blood flow which may help people fighting a range of diseases, including hypertension.
His discovery began as a study into the genetics of a small, isolated Caribbean Indian tribe in which hypertension was virtually nonexistent. He quickly found that their resistance was not genetic, as tribe members who had integrated themselves into other societies no longer had the same resistance to high blood pressure. Hollenberg decided to study the lifestyle of the Kuna tribe, “The most outstanding finding was the fact that most them consume cocoa as their major drink and do so every day,” according to Hollenberg, “Many Kuna, in that hot and humid climate, probably drink more than five cups per day.”
Posted in Food, Medicine, Research
Posted on 01 June 2016.
Simply put, food science is an advanced discipline that seeks to understand various aspects of food. Nutritionists, engineers and food technologists have for a long time been interested in understanding how food products come to be, how they are grown and how their pedigree can be improved to provide greater quality at the processing stage. In doing so, scientists manage to keep existing delicacies at their peak condition and improve on low quality strains of particular products.
Food science extends beyond the basic practice of analyzing various products for their components and seeks to understand the distribution of vitamins, enzymes and minerals in every single grain. It also involves laying down scenarios for processing, preservation, packaging and the modification of food substances to fit into certain marketing and consumption profiles. Experts tasked with injecting new foods and diversifying existing varieties work to ensure that the right health protocols are followed in every single step of their work. This probably explains the presence of professional associations in the field.
Posted in Agriculture, Food, Science