View Full Version : do you go organic?
03-17-2006, 04:34 PM
Today I have done something I haven't done in ages: I bought not-organic fruit!!
I have decided to go 100% raw, and I thought I may needed some variety on food. Where I live I can only find organic apples, bananas and oranges, and I did not want to get bored too soon about my food.
I decided to buy mangoes, pineapple, strawberries and other not organic food, but now I feel a bit strange and guilty about eating it.
Do you always buy organic? If not, aren't you worried about pesticides? Do you use anything special to wash your food?
03-17-2006, 04:39 PM
I cant afford organic right now; and the variety is not the best anyways; but I figure that eating a 100% raw non organic/some organic (when on sale) is better than any SAD diet.
When I first started I did what you are doing, I bought what little organic I could find and the rest conventional. But now, I won't buy anything that is not organic. Iy was just a few weeks of being Raw and I really began to taste the difference and as weird as it sounds, like I could taste the chemicals.
I have since found many local organic sources and my husband has found organic grocers near his office as well. I still take a 1 hour drive down to N Jersey every week to a Whole Foods though.
For know focus on staying Raw and your body will guide you through the rest.
03-17-2006, 04:53 PM
I buy organic where I can but if I made it a strict rule then there is so much good stuff that I would have to go without. These days I can not even get organic spinach so I buy conventional and wash it in VegeWash.
03-17-2006, 05:03 PM
If I did, I wouldn't have much variety in my diet and I only have so much money for my grocery budget. During the summer, I always stock up what I can find from farmer's markets like berries and peppers. I shop at a local health store and supermakret to get my organic produce that I can find.
03-17-2006, 05:08 PM
I buy the things that are lowest in pesticides non-organic. Bananas, onions, watermelon, broccoli, avocados, green peas, and asparagus to name a few. Things high in pesticides like berries and nuts I *always* buy organic.
03-17-2006, 05:35 PM
Most of my food is organic. I get weekly shipments of organic produce, but this isn't always enough and sometimes I don't get the foods that I eat a lot of. So I do sometimes buy additional. I will try to buy organic, but if the organic stuff isn't fresh, or I can't find what I want, then I will buy non-organic.
03-17-2006, 06:44 PM
I usually go organic when I can afford it and then first for the fruits and veggies that are higher in pesticides. Just like a few people who have posted above me, I buy conventional avcados, bananas, broccoli etc.
However, one thing that i always HAVE to buy organic is my red delicious apples - the non organic ones taste 100% chemical to me now.
I also find that limiting myself to purely organic produce and still staying within my budget really doesn't leave me with many options.
If I want a mango, but the only one I can find or afford is a non organic mango, then I buy it and enjoy it for what it is. Much better, I think, than forgoing the mango and ending up eating tons of food later on, trying to subside the craving for mango.
To make it short :D : I do what i can when I can to get organic. Otherwise, I don't let myself worry about it.
03-17-2006, 07:19 PM
I am now buying more organic than I ever have. I am basically getting things like organic spinach, kale, apples, cucumbers and now bananas since the prices on the regular ones have skyrocketted and are now the same price as organic. Other things like pineapples, avocados, basically things I can peel, I don't buy unless they're on sale.
03-17-2006, 08:23 PM
I do as much as I can organic. There are some foods that I won't compromise on. If they don't have organic strawberries, for instance, we don't buy strawberries. Grapes too are always organic. When I buy conventional,the food gets soaked in grapefruit seed extract and water to get as much of the ick as I can off of it.
03-17-2006, 08:56 PM
I try to do organic, but i'ts not my money so I feel guilty for spending so much on organic produce. I went one week all organic and I felt fantastic. These past two weeks I havn't been organic and I feel horrible and deprssed. Organic DOES taste so much bettter. Things taste more crisp and sweet.
03-17-2006, 08:59 PM
I buy all organic if I can afford it. If I eat non-organic, I get depression. I think I have a chemical sensitivity.
03-18-2006, 01:09 AM
Thank you very much for all your responses and suggestions!!
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