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Interesting Information: Jello…is Toxic!

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Interesting Information:  May 24, 2014


Jello is Toxic!


Last summer when the kiddos were here, one had severe stomach upset and diarrhea.

We tried all the good cures:  applesauce, bone broths, banana.   Not much was working.  Jello, we thought.  That might help.

We went to the store and bought several packages of fruity jello.

Then we got home, read the labels–which we should have done in the store–and threw out the packages.

There was NO WAY we were feeding this jello to anyone.

And it’s not just a matter of A LOT of sugar…

The ingredients are…scary.



Niece Nancy Howser Gardner sent me this post from the Food Babe blog–where the writer goes into much more detail about why these ingredients are extremely problematic.



Gelatin from healthy animals is laden with minerals and nutrient-dense fats and lots of other ingredients.  This gelatin is what makes a good broth…into jello.

Apparently it’s easy to make delicious gelatin desserts by using a safe, clean source of gelatin.  It’s something I’m going to try this summer.

I’ll keep you posted if a really good recipe develops.




Written by louisaenright

May 24, 2014 at 2:40 pm

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  1. I used to make “jello” for my kids when they were small using agar-agar and bottled pure fruit juice. Although high in fructose (not a Dr. Mercola favourite), I figured it was better than the toxic pre-packaged stuff. I’m no longer sure as to quantities of ingredients, but I’m sure there’s something on the internet.

    Love your posts. Always look forward to reading them. Thank-you.

    Anna Ilienko

    May 24, 2014 at 6:48 pm

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