Which is better: organic or fruit-based

Do you ever question what’s healthier?

Some people don’t know where to start when it comes becoming healthier.

Is it more important to choose organic foods or more produce? Is being fully raw the best option or is being low-fat more important for health? Is being fully vegan or being whole-food, plant-based more important for health? Will clean eating or more exercise result in greater weight loss and a healthier body? Which is more important to cut out of diet: salt or fat?

Fortunately, the answers are here. I’ll supply the answers for all your burning questions about which is better for you: “this” or “that”.

Organic or Fruit Based

In an ideal world, you’d be able to eat all organic and fruit-based if you wanted. Not everybody has the resources to do both in the real world.

Let’s look over the positives and negatives for organic.

Which is healthier: Organic or Fruit-based? The pros and cons to eating a organic and fruit-based. See which is more important for health, weight management and weight loss. Both can be healthy but this answers which is healthier.

Pros for organic Cons for organic
  1. Organic uses fewer pesticides, and none are based on petroleum
  2. Chemicals used aren’t as harmful to the environment
  3. Certified organic foods limit use of food additives (artificial preservatives, sweeteners, colors and flavorings)
  4. Most organic produce is from farms that don’t mono-crop. This usually increases nutrition and flavor.
  1. Almost always more expensive
  2. Can spoil faster from lack of preservatives
  3. Organic doesn’t mean healthier. Organic food can still be high in added salt, sugar and fat
  4. You may get stuck in a false sense of security when buying organic
  5. Pesticides and sprays can still be used
  6. Not all organic food is more nutritious than conventional

Organic has a decent number of benefits. The most obvious benefit is that it tastes better.

There are many reasons for this. The main one reason is organic farms tend to not mono-crop and use fewer pesticides. Soil without nutrition and pesticides are known to decrease flavor.

The first downfall of organic fruits and vegetables is obvious: it’s more expensive. Fewer pesticides mean more work for the farmer. Pesticides save farmers from losing food due to spoilage and pests.

A major downfall of organic is that it leads to a false sense of security. If you eat organic added sugar, white bread or candy, you tell yourself it’s healthier. That’s false. Processed foods such as these will be no more nutritious than their non-organic counterparts.

Now we’ll look at fruit-based.

Which is healthier: Organic or Fruit-based? The pros and cons to eating a organic and fruit-based. See which is more important for health, weight management and weight loss. Both can be healthy but this answers which is healthier.

Pros for fruit-based Cons for fruit-based
  1. Except for a few fruits, fruits are low-fat foods full of nutrition. This ensures leanness and health
  2. You can get quick energy from fruit when in need. Sugar carbohydrates are quickly and easily converted into energy
  3. Many people agree that fresh fruits are delicious
  4. Non-organic fruit will naturally contain more nutrients than highly processed organic foods
  5. Buying lots of conventional fruit is less expensive than buying certified organic foods
  6. Eating fruit-based leads to quick and easy mealtime
  1. Large volumes of food need to be ingested to get enough calories
  2. Many people who have jobs have difficulty transporting fruit to eat for meals
  3. Non-organic fruit may not taste as good or have as many nutrients as organic fruit

There are more pros for being fruit-based than cons.

A fruit-based diet is highly nutritious. Fruit is more nutritious than most grains, nuts and seeds. Fruits are considered tastier than more nutritious foods (veggies and legumes) because they’re sweet.

As long as you don’t use a dehydrator, most meals are fast and simple. You could spend less than an hour per day preparing all your meals if you ate fruit smoothies 3 times per day. Healthy and tasty.

The main negative of being fruit-based is the volume. You need to eat a large amount of food to be full. It’s not a problem for everybody, but for most people working jobs outside of the home it would be. Transporting large amounts of fresh fruit can lead to bruised and lower-quality food.

Consensus

In the end, organic does not necessarily mean a diet is healthy, low fat or nutritious. Eating organic meat, refined sugar, and junk foods aren’t healthy. It doesn’t matter if they’re organic.

Being fruit-based is more important than eating organic. Eat lots of a wide variety of fruit to ensure you get the nutrients your body needs. Being fruit-based ensures you eat plenty of whole foods full of everything your body needs to thrive.

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Which is healthier: Organic or Fruit-based? The pros and cons to eating a organic and fruit-based. See which is more important for health, weight management and weight loss. Both can be healthy but this answers which is healthier.
  • Updated 9 months ago
Sara Binde
 

Sara is a health and nutrition coach. She advocates for a whole foods plant-based lifestyle and teaches the world how to achieve weight loss.

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