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Yesterday to kick off National Nutrition Month, Attune Health nutritionist Natalie Fortune outlined some of the many benefits of incorporating a healthy diet into your lifestyle. Overall, Natalie is a firm believer of eating a well-balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables.
“Maintaining a well-balanced diet that is both nutritious and delicious is very possible!” she insists. “All you need is the proper inspiration.”
Look no further than this ginger black cod and sweet potato noodle dish, prepared by Natalie. The protein source of the meal, the black cod, has a number of health benefits. In particular, cod contains high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids that promote brain health during pregnancy and development.[1,2] Additionally, researchers have also found that these fatty acids also improve numerous heart disease risk factors , and can even play a role in reducing inflammation[4,5]!
Sweet potatoes are also high in fiber, which promotes digestion. Studies have also demonstrated that consumption of sweet potato improves eye health.
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