Historically, people have always "just known" caviar is good for you. We now know one spoonful of caviar contains high levels of protein, magnesium, zinc, essential fats, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids making it a true superfood.
Health Benefits of Caviar:
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
One gram of caviar packs an entire day's worth of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. "Omega-3 fatty acids are known to benefit the immune system by producing a group of chemicals called eicosanoids, which act as messengers between cells during an immune response. They also help regulate the body's inflammatory response to an irritant." Omega-3 fatty acids lower elevated levels of triglyceride to help fight heart disease, even curbing stiffness and joint pain.
Good daily-value percentages of calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc are found in caviar. Zinc is more well-known as the mineral that boosts the immune system, often added to cough drops and cold remedies. It helps your body make more white blood cells when needed, and helps them release the necessary amount of antibodies when a "bad germ" is detected. An ounce of black caviar contains about 0.27 milligrams of the 15 milligrams of zinc you need daily. Black caviar also contains 18.6 micro-grams of selenium and 3.37 milligrams of iron per ounce, both of which work to boost blood cell production to help fight off invading viruses and bacteria. Selenium is an essential mineral that, when combined with Vitamin E, helps protect the body from the effects of free-radicals. In addition, selenium supports thyroid function, which is vital to your entire endocrine system. The selenium found in caviar can support your immune system and lead to a boost in overall cell health and growth.
Most people think of Vitamin C when they are feeling under the weather and need a boost. Yet, Vitamin A and Vitamin E both boost the immune system as well. Vitamin A plays a role in the growth of all cells, and Vitamin E helps your body produce the cells that create antibodies, and prevents cell membrane degradation that leaves them vulnerable to viruses. An ounce of black caviar -- about a tablespoon -- provides 257 IU of vitamin A and about half a milligram of vitamin E."
B Vitamins are essential to the function and health of the human body. B12 keeps your nervous system and red blood cells healthy. The B12 found in caviar helps your body build DNA and can prevent you from becoming weak from anemia. B 12 deficiency is common in adults. Food sources such as caviar are one of the best ways to ensure you are getting enough b12 for your body.
Caviar is also rich in Vitamin D, which is essential to boosting one's mood during seasonal depression. The body naturally produces vitamin D from absorbing the sun's rays. During the winter, when sunshine is lacking, dietary vitamin D, like that from caviar, can help fight off the depressive effects of vitamin D deficiency.
Mental Health Benefits
The same Omega-3s found in caviar is shown to boost your mood. Recent studies into the mental effects of caviar have demonstrated that the amino acids found in caviar can help people fight off the symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder. More studies are needed to confirm this correlation. Anecdotally, caviar is said to help fight off the blues. This is especially true of those suffering from seasonal depression during the winter months.
Reproductive Health Benefits
The reproductive benefits of eating caviar are especially real for men. For ages, caviar has been known as an aphrodisiac, which helps increase intimacy. The increase in blood flow caused by the b vitamins and zinc found in caviar is likely the cause of the reproductive benefits of eating caviar for both men and women.
Black and Red Caviar Nutrition Facts
Serv Size: 1 oz (28g) Amount Per Serving:Calories71, Fat Cal. 45,Total Fat5g (8%DV), Sat. Fat 1g (6%DV), Trans Fat 0g,Cholest.165mg (55%DV),Sodium420mg (18%DV),Total Carb.1g (0%DV), Fiber 0g (0%DV), Sugars Og,Protein7g, Vitamin A (5%DV), Vitamin C (0%DV), Calcium (8%DV), Iron (18%DV).