Healthy Eating Abroad

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Argentina

Overview

Argentine barbecues are healthy if you skip the sausages,sweetbreads,and other fatty ingredients — stick to meat, blood pudding and vegetables.

  • Local “Unhealthy” Foods

    • Sausages
    • Sweetbreads

  • Local “Healthy” Foods

    • Empanadas (filled with meat, potatoes, olives, and raisins)
    • Tamales (made with corn)
    • Locro (stew)

  • Nut Allergy Alerts

    Nuts are found in some cakes and puddings, but are not commonly used.

Availability of Specialty Foods

  • Available at most large stores
  • Available at specialty stores
  • Not readily available
  • Availability of Vegetarian Cuisine

    High Availability
  • Availability of Vegan/Soy Products

    High Availability
  • Availability of American Foods

    Low Availability
  • Availability of Kosher and Halal Foods

    High Availability
Area Information
  • Major Supermarkets

    Supermarkets including Disco and Jumbo, stock American items.

  • Restaurant Chains with “Healthy” Options

    No specific chains, but many restaurants offer healthy food choices.

  • Nutritional Information on Food

    All packaged food is required by law to have nutritional information, which is very easy to use.

  • Weight Loss Companies

    Alco, Slim, and Fundacion Cormillot are the three most popular weight loss companies.

  • Vitamin Supplements

    No prescription is needed to purchase vitamin supplements and they can be found in both drugstores and supermarkets.

  • Health Food Stores

    The chain “Dieteticas” can be found throughout the country.

  • Medical Professionals Who Aid in Nutrition

    Both nutritionists and endocrinologists (specialized in nutrition) are available.

  • Country-wide Obesity Rate

    25%