The vegan diet is not common in Cyprus, but it is easy to find Soy products on the island.
Local “Unhealthy” Foods
- Mousakas (eggplant casserole)
Local “Healthy” Foods
- Legumes with vegetables
- Grilled white fish
Nut Allergy Alert
Gemista is a common dish that contains nuts.
Availability of Specialty Foods
- Available at most large stores
- Available at specialty stores
- Not readily available
Kosher and Halal Foods
Alpha Mega, Orfanidis, and Metro are all supermarkets that carry American foods.
Restaurant Chains with “Healthy” Options
Healthy Bites, Eat and Co., and Hustle all have healthy options.
Nutritional Information on Food
Nutritional information is required on packaged food, but many citizens do not know how to use this information.
Weight Loss Companies
Bodyline and Arriba support weight loss efforts.
Vitamins can be purchased in drugstores without a prescription, but not in supermarkets.
Health Food Stores
Some chain stores include Aitherio and Holland, and Barret.
Medical Professionals Who Aid in Nutrition
Clinical dieticians operate in a therapeutic and preventative role — they provide diet guidance on an individual and group level. They are a part of the health care team and fall under the category of paramedical professions/other medical services.
Dieticians operate in a preventative role and confront specific health conditions — provide diet guidance on an individual and group level. They fall under the category of paramedical professions/other medical services.
Nutritionists operate in a preventative role. They give general nutition advice at an individual and group level.
Country-wide Obesity Rate28%