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Is Caviar Good for Weight Loss?

Article author photo Elen Khachatrian by Elen Khachatrian | Last updated on April 05, 2022
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU

Weight Loss and Diets

Caviar is the roe or eggs of various sturgeon fish species, such as Osetra, Beluga, Kaluga, Sevruga, and Sterlet. Caviar is not a typical everyday food; it is a luxurious seafood delicacy.

Here you can find does caviar suit popular diets and weight loss plans.

Keto

The Keto diet net carbs recommendation is about 20g - 30g per day, and the macronutrient ratio is 70% fat, 20%-25% protein, and 5-10% carbohydrates. With 5 grams of fat and only 1 gram of carbs, caviar is an excellent choice for the keto diet [1].

DASH

DASH stands for dietary approaches to hypertension; the goal of this diet is to lower blood pressure through dietary changes.

Caviar is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and can help regulate and control blood pressure fluctuations.

You can add caviar to your list of recommended products in the case of the DASH diet [2].

Atkins

The Atkins Diet is a low-carbohydrate diet. Low-carb diets are highly effective for weight loss because cutting carbs and increasing protein intake reduces appetite, which leads to fewer calories.

Caviar can be added to recommended products due to its low carbs content [3].

The Mediterranean

Traditional Mediterranean eating habits are referred to as the "Mediterranean Diet."

The majority of this diet consists of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, beans, fish, and unsaturated fats. While there are no specific Mediterranean diet guidelines, you can incorporate the diet's principles into your daily routine by following some general guidelines typically characterized by a low meat intake. You can consume caviar on the Mediterranean diet [4].

Paleo

The Paleo Diet is based on foods eaten during the Paleolithic period (2.5 million to ten thousand years ago).

Lean meats, fish, fruits, legumes, and seeds are recommended for the Paleo diet.

You can consume fish eggs on the Paleo diet [5].

Vegan/ Vegetarian/ Pescetarian

Plant-based foods such as fruits, nuts, and legumes are allowed on a vegan or vegetarian diet. Fish or fish eggs are not allowed on Vegan/Vegetarian Diets.

A pescatarian, by definition, is a vegetarian who eats fish and other seafood. In the case of Pescetarian, you can add caviar to the list of your recommended foods [6].

Gluten-free

A gluten-free diet entails eating only whole gluten-free foods like fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, and gluten-free processed foods. As caviar is a gluten-free food, you can consume it on this diet [7].

Dukan

Lean meat, fish, shellfish, low-fat dairy products, and eggs are part of the Dukan diet. You can eat any fish or seafood you want in unlimited quantities during the first three phases of the Dukan Diet, which includes fish eggs [8].

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is an eating plan that focuses on when to eat; you only eat at certain times of the day. Caviar, like all foods, can be used in this diet during meal times but should be avoided during fasting [9].

Low Fat & Low-Calorie

Caviar has a high amount of fat and calories, which is the inverse of the Low Fat and Low-Calorie diet recommendation. It is better not to consume caviar in these diets [10].

Low-Carb Diet

Low-carb is an eating plan which refers to losing weight by consuming as much protein as you want as long as you avoid high-carb foods.

The carbohydrate content of caviar is low, which means you can add it to the list of your recommended food on a low-carb diet [10].

BRAT

The BRAT diet is a meal plan used to treat stomach flu, diarrhea, and other digestive issues. Caviar is high in fat, protein, and cholesterol, so it cannot be consumed on the BRAT diet.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3945587/
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10410299/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5090657/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6801699/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8004139/
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7999488/
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6213115/
  8. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26024402/
  9. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25857868/
  10. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15148063/
Article author photo Elen Khachatrian
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU
Last updated: April 05, 2022
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