Written by Marc Bubbs, ND, CSCS, STRONG Advisory Board member, drbubbs.com
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This time of year, it seems like every time you turn on the TV or open up Facebook, someone is talking about tips and tricks for staying healthy during the winter months. And while being a stickler about hand washing, disinfecting your workspace, and getting plenty of rest is excellent advice for avoiding seasonal colds, one area you cannot—I repeat, cannot—neglect is your diet.
If a strong, high-functioning immune system is your goal, then consuming quality, nutrient-dense foods needs to be a keystone in your game plan. Cruising the produce aisle is the perfect way to start, as fruits and veggies are a foolproof upgrade for your vitamin and mineral intake. But while you’re at the supermarket, pay special attention to these six seasonal foods. They’ll strengthen your body’s defences while providing increased energy and even a revved metabolism, so you’ll feel and perform your best from now until springtime.