Magnesium is an essential nutrient, meaning that your body needs it for healthy functioning. It is found in significant quantities throughout the body and used for numerous purposes, including muscle relaxation, blood clotting, and the manufacture of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, the body’s main energy molecule). It has been called nature’s calcium channel blocker. The idea refers to magnesium’s ability to block calcium from entering muscle and heart cells. A group of prescription heart medications work in a similar way, although much more powerfully. This may be the basis for some of magnesium’s effects when it is taken as a supplement in fairly high doses.
Nestle, Danone and others like them, use our health system as a tool for flogging cheap and addictive powdered milk products. Regulators have clamped down on them doing it with baby formula, now it is time to stop them doing it to our elderly.
In the early 1970s Nestle decided to exploit mothers in developing countries. The plan was to convince breastfeeding mothers that using Nestle formulas was healthier for their children than breastfeeding them.
Nestle had realized that many mothers in Africa, Asia and South America had a strong desire to imitate Western culture. So they leveraged this by implying that formula was the modern way to feed babies. Anything else was old fashioned and primitive.
The GCC food delivery market is worth $350m and it’s a growing space – the global market is worth $104bn. However not everyone is happy about the relationship between the third part delivery services and the restaurants who provide the food. In this edition of Inside AB, Jeremy Lawrence and Eddie Taylor discuss the views of Ian Ohan, CEO and founder of Freedom Pizza, who has some strong opinions about the unequal nature of the partnership – as well as his suggestions for how to fix the problem.