Does A Raw Food Diet Have To Be Organic?

Ask A Question
Free Subscription
The Raw Food Blog

Making Your Life Easier

Raw Weight Loss And Vitality

Savory Dressings And Sauces

The Raw Lifestyle Ebook

Raw Food Coaching

The Vitamix!

Product Suggestions

The Basics

The Raw Food Diet

Escape Disease

Weight Loss

Success Stories

Andrew's Recipes

Reader Favorite Recipes

Raw Food Videos

Food Choices

Which Raw Foods

Fruit List

Cooking Damage


Fruit Handling

Fruity Locations

Harmful Diets


The Raw Lifestyle

Mind Over Matter

Caring For Yourself

Body Care


Improving The World

Save The Earth

Organic Gardening

Structuring Society

The Joys of Movement

Born To Run

Odds and Ends

Meet Andrew

What's New

Article List/Sitemap

Become An Affiliate

Advertise On This Site

Amazon Store

Contact Andrew

Support This Site

Good Books


Does A Raw Food Diet Have To Be Organic?

by Caleb T.
(Machesney Park, Illinois, United States)

Caleb's Question:


I was wondering, when you say raw food, are you talking about organic foods? Does a raw food diet have to be organic?

Can you be healthy eating raw foods that are not organic?


Andrew's Answer:

Hi Caleb.

This is a question that comes up a lot.

Here's the quick answer:

Does a raw food diet have to be organic? No.

Are organic foods healthier than chemically-treated conventional foods? Absolutely.

Here's the Medium-Length Answer:

There are dozens of factors that can play into whether or not you choose to buy organic foods.

Buying organic helps the earth, lets you avoid a wide variety of harmful chemicals, and leaves you thriving at a higher level.

Implementation is where people run into problems.

What if organic foods are too expensive? What if the fruits and vegetables you want to buy are not available locally?

The bottom line is that it's far better to eat nonorganic fruits and vegetables than to eat any other sort of diet sourced from organic or chemically-treated foods.

Here's The Long Answer:

Want to learn more about the dangers of chemicals and how you can choose to buy certain organic foods that will greatly reduce your risks without having to commit to a 100 percent organic diet?

Learn more about the issue in this in-depth article.

Following Up:

Learn to thrive on a healthy raw food diet.

Learn what foods are healthy and which should be avoided.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Got A Raw Food Diet, Nutrition, Or Food Prep Question? Ask Away!.

Receive the free Raw Food Health Journal

Keep up to date with new articles from this site.

Enter your E-mail Address

Enter your First Name (optional)

Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you The Raw Food Health Journal.


Copyright © | All rights reserved. Website design by Cre8ve Online
Click here for the mandatory privacy policy and terms of use, which you agree to by using this site.

Raw Food Health Site Build It