These are the 8 best fruits for your health, according to nutritionists

Blueberries, apples and mangoes — oh my!

Nutritionists weigh in on the best fruits to support good health if you’re in the process of adding more fruit to your diet.

Consider loading up on these antioxidant-packed superstars as a snack, blended into a smoothie — or as a part of a balanced, healthy breakfast or lunch.

They’re truly easy to work into just about any meal.


And as you’ll see, doing so is a very smart move.

Add tiny but mighty blueberries to your next bowl of cereal or oatmeal.

Marie Ruggles, the New York City-based author of “Optimize Your Immune System: Create Health & Resilience with a Kitchen Pharmacy,” called these berries her favorite fruit.

“Compounds in berries have been shown to regulate cell behavior, leading to a protective effect on the prevention and treatment of

‘Under the Skin’ delves into systemic racism and its toll on health

Amna Nawaz:

Author Linda Villarosa puts it this way — quote — “At every stage of life, Blacks have poorer health outcomes than whites and in most cases than other ethnic groups.”

That is true whether we’re talking about maternal and infant health or cardiac disease, diabetes, or many other conditions.

Villarosa says that racism, both personal discrimination and structural racism, are at the heart of these problems and play a much bigger role than is generally acknowledged. It’s the focus of her new book, “Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation.”

And Linda Villarosa joins me now.

Linda, welcome back to the “NewsHour.” Thank you for joining us.

The book begins with a kind of this personal revelation. I mean, you have been reporting in this space for years, but even you say at the beginning of the

Addressing social drivers of health: fertile ground for entrepreneurs

Some of the best business opportunities in health care will involve developing technologies that analyze and address the factors that contribute to health disparities. These opportunities have the potential to help people — especially those who remain neglected or entirely unserved by today’s health care system — maintain their health through proactive, holistic care, reducing the need for doctor and hospital visits.

Social drivers of health are the aspects of life that affect individuals’ health outside of health care itself. They account for as much as 80% of an individual’s health.

Social drivers include where you live, the state of your housing, the food you have access to, your transportation options, how much education you’ve received, your financial security, and more. For example, if your living conditions mean you don’t have nearby access to healthy food or affordable transportation to a better grocery store, don’t have access to

Doctors Struggle Post-Roe Treating Teens for Rape, Mental Health Issues

In the six weeks since the US Supreme Court decision on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, at least 12 states have passed legislation that restricts or places total bans on abortion access, according to reporting by NPR.

However, even in states with some of the most restrictive bans — such as Alabama, where illegal abortions are classified as a Class-A felony— abortion bills still allow for an exemption: in the case of the life of the mother.

All state abortion bills at this writing include this exemption, allowing a qualified physician to make the decision to proceed with an abortion if they believe bodily harm, including cases of organ failure or death, could come to the mother if they continue to carry the pregnancy to term.

However, Obstetrician Gynecologist Seema Menon of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, told Newsweek that the “life of the mother” clause can sometimes be problematic.

“I think

Exercises to ease your back pain, restore your health

Editor’s Note: Join Santa’s Fund for a four-part series to learn how you can recover from and prevent low back pain. Santas, known as the “Mobility Maker,” is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and mind-body coach in professional sports, and is the author of “Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief.” Here’s Part II.


When you’re suffering from back pain, perhaps the last thing you want to do is get out of bed. However, for most back pain sufferers, the path to relief actually involves moving through the pain. That notion may seem counterintuitive, but exercise is more effective for relieving lower back pain than passive approaches such as medication, bed rest and support braces, according to research.

In Part I of this series, we looked at why it’s important to understand the potential causes of back pain to assess the best treatment course.