House Calls

SUM 2018

House Calls Magazine is a quarterly publication that focuses on health and wellness. It includes a wide assortment of articles with topics on the latest health and wellness information, nutrition, safety, lifestyles, and more.

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news, views, events, etc. h o u s e c a l l s { summer 2018 } 5 news, views, events, etc. buzz the When loading up on summer produce, do you opt for organics? Research has revealed possible benefits of organic fare: Consumption of pesticides found on conventionally grown fruits and veggies may contribute to the prevalence of childhood ADHD, and some organic produce has higher rates of antioxidants than its non-organic counterparts. Yet organics don't come cheap. In 2015, Consumer Reports found organic foods to be, on average, 47 percent more expensive than non-organic. So to help savvy shoppers decide which fare to splurge on, the Environmental Working Group released a 2018 "Dirty Dozen" list, which names the fruits and veggies known to have the highest rates of pesticide residue. Keep these in mind next time you shop: The EPA's Dirty Dozen: 1. Strawberries 2. Spinach 3. Nectarines 4. Apples 5. Grapes 6. Peaches 7. Cherries 8. Pears 9. Tomatoes 10. Celery 11. Potatoes 12. Sweet peppers Your Guide to Organics

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