I have a friend in London who, every time he invited me to his house, used to say: you can eat this chocolate because it’s organic.

And no matter how often I subtly remind him: “because something is organic, it doesn’t mean is good for you.”

It’s a bit like injecting organic heroin or smoking organic cocaine, it doesn’t really make it better or healthier, does it? Consuming heroin and cocaine is still gonna hurt you – whether is organic or not.

This incident has reminded me of the short examination process I used to employ when deciding what food to eat at the early stages of transitioning to a raw food diet, and it was very effective – still is!

It will help you too.

When face up with a choice of a meal, ask yourself these set of questions, and in this order:

1- Is it vegan?
2- Is it whole food?
3- Is it low fat?
4- Is it raw?
5- Is it organic?

As you can see, organic is the last factor in deciding which foods to eat according to my method, not because eating organic isn’t important, but because I believe avoiding animal foods, extra fats, and processed foods will go further in achieving the level of health you desire.

You should also note that eating raw is at number 4 – which is in line with my teachings of adapting your body to eat a raw food diet at a slow, steady pace instead of trying to eat 100% raw from the word go – because, I believe it doesn’t work in the long term.

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Ariel Belloso

Ariel Belloso is a writer who transformed his health through the power of raw food. The former DJ and music producer's life changed forever in 2001, when his mother was diagnosed with leukaemia. Already a keen nutrition researcher, Ariel calculated that eating a raw, plant based diet could help his mother overcome her cancer. This became his motivation to learn more about natural health and the raw food lifestyle. Following her son's advice, not only did Ariel’s mother beat her cancer, she recently celebrated her 85th birthday! Using the knowledge gained from his years of ongoing study into natural health, Ariel has also managed to overcome several serious health issues himself, as well as helping many others regain their health and improve their quality of life. Ariel has written 5 books on the subject of natural health, nutrition, and fitness.

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