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?
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.
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?
Is Eating Organic BS? (Part II)
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.