One of the many food staples of childhood is Jell-O.
It's something that everyone feeds their kids when they are sick, but it's also a "fun" snack according to all the marketing tactics. And why not? It tastes good... basically because its comprised of all sugar.
Unfortunately, when you dig a little deeper into the ingredients as Vani Hari did, what you find will surprise and disgust you.
Jell-O also contains artificial food dyes. These dyes have been proven to cause hyperactivity and attention deficits in kids. In fact, labels in other countries outside the U.S. clearly warn that the food may cause hyperactivity in children. Artificial food dyes are also carcinogens, and linked to allergies, asthma, eczema.
Why are these dyes allowed in the U.S. when other countries have monitored their use? A Purdue University study found that the amount of artificial dyes Americans are being exposed to is much higher than the FDA ever imagined when they approved the use. And now they have done nothing to correct it.
Another dangerous ingredient is BHA, which is used as a preservative. While it's legal here in the U.S., BHA is banned all over the globe and has been linked to cancer.
All of these ingredients are destroying your body from within. Jell-O is literally one of the worst products on supermarket shelves, based on its ingredients.
If Vani Hari could do with Jell-O what she accomplished with Subway restaurants, she would have one more notch in her food safety belt.
After doing some research, Vani discovered that Subway bread contained a toxic chemical ingredient called azodicarbonamide, which is used in yoga mats, shoe rubber, and synthetic leather.
Upon further investigation, she found out that in Singapore, you would go to prison if you used it in food products. When heated, it's considered a carcinogen.
A spill of the chemical in Chicago forced a one-mile radius of the area to be evacuated.
So, yes, it is a nasty chemical. But, after petitioning Subway to remove the chemical from their bread, they agreed to do so. And some other restaurants and chains are following suit.
What can you do to advocate for your own health when it comes to the American food supply?
Tune in to find more about Vani's efforts and which foods you should stay clear of.