Does A Raw Food Diet Have To Be Organic?
by Caleb T.
(Machesney Park, Illinois, United States)
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?
Thanks. Andrew's Answer:
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:
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