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How To Eat Super-Healthy In The Dead Of Winter

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Dr. Frank Lipman is an integrative and functional medicine physician, founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness in NYC, and the creator of Be Well By Dr. Frank Lipman. In his monthly column for R29, he'll talk about the latest health and wellness news; his favorite stay-healthy tips and tricks; plus answer your questions on how to be your healthiest, best self, every day.

It's winter. It's cold outside, and the farmers' markets are no longer bursting with colorful, fresh produce. While it's easy to fill your diet with delicious local veggies in the spring and summer months, it may seem like more of a challenge in the winter when fewer fresh foods are in season. Combine that with the cold, dry weather and lack of natural light — not to mention the feeling that everyone around you is getting sick — and you can imagine why it's especially important to load up on nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to keep your immune system strong. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stay fit during the winter.

Read on for a few simple, easy ideas on how to up the ante on healthy eating in the cold and dreary winter months.

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