Health Benefits of Latin American Food

Latin American food is a mix of food from indigenous peoples, the Spanish, and African foods. All of these foods have combined to bring the rich flavors that you savor. Areppas is a Latin American restaurant with three locations in New York City: Soho, Flatiron/Gramercy, or Midtown East. Our Latin American food is filled with savory and fresh ingredients and healthy variety to satisfy any palate. Learn about some of the health benefits of Lain American food below, and stop by one of our locations today!

Full of Proteins

As an essential macro ingredient that helps build muscle and fuel your body, protein is vital to ingest at every meal. Latin American food is full of foods that have protein as the central ingredient. From beef and chicken to pork, tofu, and fish, you won’t lack selection of proteins at Latin American restaurants.

Full of Fiber

Fiber is super important for digestive health, as well as for weight loss. It also helps slow the rate that sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream. Latin American foods have beans as one of their staples, which are full of fiber.

Great Vitamins and Minerals

In almost every Latin American dish, you are sure to find vegetables of some kind. For example, avocados are packed full of vitamins, riboflavin, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acids for heart health. Fresh tomatoes and onions, which are found in salsa, are high in vitamin C. And the list goes on.

Spicy Foods With Capsaicin

Capsaicin is a compound found in spicy foods, such as spicy peppers and chilies. This little-known powerhouse food has been shown to help prevent prostate cancer, lower blood pressure, decrease cholesterol levels, and help with congestion caused by the common cold and allergies.


Areppas takes pride in our Latin American food that offers delicious wholesome ingredients that help with your health. We offer gluten-free options, as well as vegetarian and vegan so that the whole family can enjoy our specialties. Stop by one of our New York City locations to get started today!