Obtaining produce during the winter

Hey I'm new to this whole raw vegan thing. When I go back to school on January 3rd, I'm getting a single apartment so I'll have my own kitchen and I'll be in full control of my diet. My University is in Michigan so I basically have no access to organic produce. I'm just wondering if getting inorganic produce at Meijer or Whole Foods is a bad idea. I know there are lots of preservatives but is it really that unhealthy? Can I still get the benefits of a raw vegan diet even though I don't have access to fresh organic produce?

Comments

  • You don't have to eat organic. An apple that's not organic is still better than a burger at McDonald's. Whether or not organic is worth the extra cost is a personal choice, but if the option isn't available there's no reason to fret.

    Just my two cents.

  • swayzeswayze Raw Newbie
    edited June 29

    I agree with hikuro. Fresh produce is always better than anything cooked, even if it's conventionally grown.

    Plus, organic is not always better. Here's a post I wrote about organic produce early this summer:

    Is Eating Organic BS?

    http://www.fitonraw.com/2010/06/organic-food-bs/

    Is Eating Organic BS? (Part II)

    http://www.fitonraw.com/2010/06/organic-food-bs-part-2/

    If you can't find organic, don't sweat it. Making sure you're eating lots of raw fruit that is perfectly ripe and limiting your fat intake is much more important.

    Swayze

     

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