Shop with the Doc: Pomegranates give extra boost during holidays

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- You might want to add pomegranates to your Thanksgiving menu. The fruit doesn't only make your dishes look beautiful, but it's going to give you an extra boost, especially around the holidays.

"We're probably going to go eat things we don't typically eat at Thanksgiving, at Christmas, so pomegranates are one of those things that will increase the body's resiliency and help it become stronger," said Dr. Pete, America's Leading Stress Expert.

Dr. Pete said pomegranates have exactly what we need around the holidays.

They are small seeds packed with a punch and a crunch.

"It's something that they had after the meal. They knew that it's rich in antioxidants, can help lower inflammation and can help the body fight off infection," said Dr. Pete.

A pomegranate will cost you two dollars at Target, but you get hundreds of seeds that are full of antioxidants.

"They're going to help with anti aging," said Dr. Pete. "They're also going to help reduce inflammation, which is great for your heart and all chronic illness."

It might be hard to believe, but Dr. Pete said pomegranates have more nutrients than strawberries and blueberries and more antioxidants than red wine or green tea.

They're also rich in vitamin C, something you want to load up on during flu season.

"They're something you want to incorporate just because they're going to increase the body's ability to resist and fight off infection," said Dr. Pete.

They are also easy to eat. All you have to do is massage the pomegranate, cut it in two halves, and those seeds will easily pop out.

He said it's also a great, healthy snack for your kids.