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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!

Brussel Sprouts

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If your grandma made you eat brussel sprouts while growing up, thank her. They are packed with vitamins B6 and C, along with potassium, iron, thiamine, magnesium, sulforaphane, and phosphorus. Not only do these nutrients work together to keep you from contracting viral infections during the winter season, they also give your skin more elasticity, can regrow your hair, and they work to keep your nails strong.

Brussel Sprouts Beauty Tip to Try: Combine two brussel sprouts with one orange, a cup of frozen mixed berries, half of a frozen banana, ½ cup of coconut milk, and a teaspoon of raw honey. You'll end up with a smoothie that will have you wondering why it took you so long to fall in love with brussel sprouts.

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