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01-20-2008, 05:48 PM
Since I've been on this raw journey I have made some major changes. One of them being on the rare occassion I actually ate a raw fruit or vege during SAD it was never washed. After reading everything I learned on this site I actually purchased my first vege washer solution which I really like. After 46 years I am finally washing my fruits and veges properly. Here is my new dilemma: I've been juice fasting (for the most part) and after having a conversation with my raw friend today who is an advocate of organic only I understand that I may consuming more pesticides than normal. My problem is I can't afford organic, right now. I don't want to put too much pressure on myself. It feels like it's enough that I am just doing this, but I know she is right. Is it o.k. to do a juice fast using 50/50 organic to non-organic fruits and veges even if I wash them? Am I losing out on the benefits of a cleanse if the item is not organic?
01-20-2008, 06:26 PM
people think. Certified organic means not pesticides or other toxic chemicals used on the produce. It also means the crops were given organic fertilizers and organic produce should have a lot more vitamins and minerals then regular produce. Nutrition wise, organic should be a lot cheaper than regular produce.
As for fasting with regular produce, people have been doing that for decades before organic got big. There was no organic when Jack LaLane started. Of course it wasn't as bad chemical wise back then. The fruit you can cut off the peel. Some of those chemicals they use cannot be washed off. As for veggies - juice the ones you can peel. The thing about cleansing is that you want to get the bad chemicals out of your system, so staying as far away from them is the best if you can do it. One good thing to do would be to stay away from fruits from foreign countries - if you can. We can't even do that in Florida where a lot of the stuff is grown here. Anyway, the reason to stay away from fruits from other countries is they are not regulated on the chemicals they can put on their fruit. Grapes and strawberries are the worse.
Also look at sprouting. You can get a lot of produce real cheap and you determine what nutrition you put into the sprouts.
01-20-2008, 08:26 PM
-If you have been eating for 100% raw, conventional produce, and/or hitting YOUR goals for years...then I think eating more organic produce is a legitimate concern and goal. If it's going to make or break you eating healthier....because you are not meeting some 'standard'....I would say do not worry about it...and eat the conventional stuff. I certainly do. In any event: it's the consciousness your bring to your food....not the other way around.
-David Z. Mason
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