NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Dangerous Toxins Found In Your Favorite Snacks


Fit!Live!Win!: Your Favorite Snacks Could Contain Dangerous Toxins

Certified Health Coach Rosaline Law joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to take us to “food school” and shared which of our favorite processed and fast foods contain dangerous toxins.

Law explained that many of the foods we feed our children, including hot dogs, bologna, apple sauce, Hawaiian Punch, and even Ramen Noodles contain chemicals that are harmful to our bodies.

In particular, hot dogs and bologna contain nitrates. According to Law, nitrites and nitrates are plastic, “it’s what they put into [food] to preserve the food.” As an alternative, Law offered all natural, uncured chicken hot dogs.

Next on the list of chemicals and toxins that should not be in your food is aspartame. This harmful toxin is found in “all of your diet products,” Law said. Law explained that aspartame is known to give people headaches, dizziness, vomiting and nausea. This chemical can also be found in gum, yogurt and other products that are supposed to contain a lower concentration of sugar or sugar substitutes.

High fructose corn syrup is next on the “food school” list of harmful toxins found in our food. Law told Martin that high fructose corn syrup can be found in Hawaiian Punch, apple sauce, and peanut butter.

Law said high fructose corn syrup is put into food to make it taste good. What makes it bad is that too much consumption of this compound can lead to diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and “can cause damage to your immune system.”

What would seem to be the biggest villain of all the foods mentioned by Law are Ramen Noodles. The survival food of many college students contains Tertiary-butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ). The Certified Heath Coach explained that TBHQ is a byproduct of petroleum.

Miss Jessie’s Co-Founder Shares How To Create A Successful Business From Scratch — Naturally

Miss Jessie’s Co-Founder Miko Branch joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss her new book, Miss Jessie’s: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch–Naturally.

When asked how Miss Jessie’s got started, Branch explained that it started during “bath-time” with her son.

“It was during bath-time that I was no longer able to keep straight hair straight because he splashed [water] around. If you wanted to get your hair done by me in the hood — which is where we was, you had to see me with my hair looking like this. Anyone who has naturally curly, kinky, wavy hair knows once the water hits it, it looks like this.”

Branch went on to say that as a result of her experiences with hair, a conversation started in Miko and Titi Branch’s salon about natural hair.

Miko added that she and her sister did everything they could to “support services in the salon for naturally curly, kinky, and wavy hair and then finally we came up with a product to support everything — curls, kinks, and waves.”

Branch told Martin the Miss Jessie’s hair care line of products were inspired by their grandmother, Miss Jessie Mae Branch, who was a “Southern, strong, very independent woman who was an amazing cook.” Branch said when they came out with the hair products, they wanted to “pay homage to our grandmother.”

The Miss Jessie’s company story is not without tragedy. As reported by NewsOne, Titi Branch died from an apparent suicide on December 4th, 2014.

“The loss of my sister Titi Branch has been tremendous, not only was Titi a pioneer in the natural hair movement, not only did Titi help to restore self-esteem for millions of women–not only in this country and beyond, Titi was also my sister. Titi was also an aunt, Titi was also a daughter. Titi was also part of a family who loved her very much.

“So the loss of Titi is tremendous, the good news is that Titi and I have created so many things together, one of which is our business, Miss Jessie’s, so everyday her spirit is with us and we’re able to just carry out a lot of the principles that she and I set forth together.”

Branch said her new book is a “wonderful way for me to keep Titi’s legacy alive.”

Watch Roland Martin and Miko discuss the rise of Miss Jessie’s and the legacy left behind by Titi Branch in the video clip above.

For more information about Miss Jessie’s and to purchase products from their natural hair care line, visit

All that and more in this special edition of the “NewsOne Now” Audio Podcast.

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