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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!

Pomegranates

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Pomegranates aren't the kind of fruit that's brought up much in normal (food) conversation, but don't sleep on 'em. Vitamins A, C, E, along with calcium, phosphorus, potassium, thiamin, folates, riboflavin, iron, niacin, and folic acid are just some of what pomegranates have to offer. Because they are jam-packed with so much, they are able to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, moisturize dry skin, regenerate cells so that scars heal faster, soften skin texture, and even prevent hair from falling out. They can also help your nail beds keep their natural-rosy color.

Pomegranate Beauty Tip to Try: Drink an organic version of the juice to immediately receive these benefits or use a cotton ball to apply the juice to your pimples to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. You'll be picture-perfect ready for all of your holiday season photographs. Happy Holidays!

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