Charge it to the way I was raised, but every time it's wintertime and I see strawberries in the produce section, I give them major side-eye. Technically, they aren't in season until April (thru June) so that means there's some real shadiness (probably a lot of preservatives and dye) to pass some off during the holiday season.
I'm not sure if a lot of us realize just how important it is to buy fruits and veggies when they are in season. Seasonal produce has less pesticides, contains more antioxidants, and they're far more affordable too. Also, when you get food that's at its peak, not only is it good for your health but it can keep you looking amazing as well.
With all of the parties to attend and family entertaining that you'll be doing this holiday season, I highly-recommend that you pick up some of the following foods—not just to serve to your guests but also because your hair, skin, and nails will love each and every one of them. And it will show!
If you're constipated, snack on a pear. It's one of the sweetest (natural) laxatives around! Thanks to the vitamins C and K along with copper that's in pears, it has many benefits. You can use a pear to fight off premature greying, keep your hair from being brittle and/or frizzy, and it's an awesome lip exfoliant.
Pear Beauty Tip to Try: Mash up ¼ a pear and add a teaspoon of brown sugar along with a teaspoon of grape seed oil. Apply the exfoliant to your lips and rub it gently with your finger. Then rinse. Your lips will be soft, smooth, and have a natural shine to them too!
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