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7 Winter Fruits And Veggies Your Body Will Thank You For

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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!

Sweet Potatoes

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Did you know that sweet potatoes are considered to be a perfect food? If you want to get in your daily dose of vitamins and minerals, sweet potatoes are up to the task. Because they are such a great source of beta-carotene, they keep our hair from looking dry and our skin from looking dull.

Sweet Potatoes Beauty Tip to Try: Cut a couple of slices of sweet potato, place them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes and put one directly over each eye. They will soothe them if they're tired and reduce the appearance of bags underneath your eyes as well.

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