e run into this so frequently, that it’s something we’ve coined a term for. We call it “organic blindness”.
It goes sometime like this, “well, I’ve been gaining weight and feel lethargic lately, but I can’t figure out what it is. Afterall, I’ve been getting plenty of sleep, exercise often and only eat organic food.”
Organic is not a panacea. Eating organic is a way to reduce the amount of unnecessary toxins that you bring into your system though the food and drink that you consume. However, the fact that you are eating organic does not necessarily mean that you are eating more healthy — although it probably does. And, eating organic does not in any way directly help you keep your weight down.
People who are eating a lot of fruit or other foods which dramatically influence their sugar levels — foods with a high glycemic index — will affect your blood sugar the same whether or not those 5 glasses of orange juice were fresh squeezed and organically grown in your own backyard. The benefits of eating, fresh, local, and organic is that by supplying your body with the macro and micro-nutrients that it actually needs, is that your cravings will subside down to a level necessary to sustain your daily activity level.
Your body will stop binging as it desperately searches for the missing macro and micro-nutrients that aren’t found in today’s processed and corn-starch sweetened analogues to real whole foods.
The takeaway message here is that you can still eat too much fruit relative to the rest of your diet. This is especially true if you’re striving for maximum fitness levels or trying to lose weight. The excess fast carbs will keep your body from entering ketosis — the same way too many “organic” pop-tarts would.
All that said, don’t let the fear of eating too much fruit keep you from eating enough! The fact of the matter is 99% percent of people in the western world are probably deficient in how many of their calories they’re getting from fresh fruits and vegetables as a significant portion of our diets have shifted to processed grains and other unhealthy forms of fast carbohydrates.