Argentine barbecues are healthy if you skip the sausages,sweetbreads,and other fatty ingredients — stick to meat, blood pudding and vegetables.
Local “Unhealthy” Foods
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
Availability of Vegan/Soy Products
Availability of American Foods
Availability of Kosher and Halal Foods
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.
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 Rate25%