I'd like to do a bit of a raw experiment. I would like to see how it goes for a few days and then decide if it's the lifestyle for me.
What I'm concerned about is the importance of organic food. I've been buying mainly organic for the last several weeks, but with a raw diet, I'm going to have to buy a lot more, particularly fruit. The problem is both price and availability. For instance, today I had to chose between a small basket of organic strawberries for 4.99 or a large flat (8 baskets) for 6.99. I ended up going with the flat, because a small basket would last me about a day. I realize that strawberries are one of the worst offenders, but my budget won that battle. I also bought conventionally grown bananas, papaya, watermelon, tomatoes and cucumbers. I have a good veggie wash, but is that enough?
Anyway, in your opinions, am I cancelling out the health benefits of a raw diet by eating conventionally grown fruit?