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Is Caviar Good for Weight Loss?

Article author photo Elen Khachatrian by Elen Khachatrian | Last updated on August 07, 2023
Medically reviewed by Astghik Grigoryan Article author photo Astghik Grigoryan

Weight Loss and Diet

There are various health benefits to eating caviar. Protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, vitamins A, B2, B6, B12, D, and more can all be found in one serving of caviar. In addition, a number of naturally occurring essential amino acids, including lysine, arginine, isoleucine, methionine, and histidine, are known to be present in caviar.

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and Omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to maintain the health of the brain system and immune system, are all present in considerable quantities in one tablespoon (15g) of caviar. These high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids may improve memory and brain function, which may reduce the symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder.

There is evidence that pregnant women and women who may become pregnant who regularly consume fish products contribute to the appropriate growth of the fetus's brain and eyes.

We will discuss whether caviar is suitable for popular diets and weight-loss plans. 


Net carbohydrate consumption should be kept to 5% (25–50 g) per day when following the Keto diet. The macronutrient ratio for ketosis is 20% protein and 75% fat. 

Caviar contains 4 g of carbohydrates per 100g, so it is recommended on the keto diet (1.2).


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

Caviar is allowed on certain phases of the Atkins diet (3).


The Dukan Diet is a low-carb diet, but it's not identical to the keto diet. Unlike the keto diet, which is high in fat and moderate in proteins, the Dukan diet is low in fat and high in proteins.

The Dukan Diet, created by Dr. Pierre Dukan, consists of four phases: the Attack phase, the Cruise phase, the Consolidation phase, and the Stabilization phase.

Caviar is allowed during all phases of the Dukan Diet (4.5).

Low Carb

A low-carb diet typically allows 20 to 57 grams of carbohydrates per day. These amounts of carbohydrates produce 80–240 calories. Some low-carb diets strictly limit carbohydrates at first. Then those diets gradually permit a greater amount of carbohydrates.

The carbohydrate content of caviar is low, which means you can add it to the list of recommended foods on a low-carb diet (6).


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

Caviar is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and macro- and micronutrients, which may help regulate arterial blood pressure.

You can add caviar to your list of recommended products in the case of the DASH diet (7).

The MediterraneanThe staples of the traditional Mediterranean diet come from the nations that surround the Mediterranean Sea. These products include fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, fish, and unsaturated fats. Based on this, caviar is allowed during this diet (8.9).

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, so caviar is allowed during this diet (10).

Vegan/ Vegetarian/ Pescetarian

Fish or fish eggs are not allowed on vegan or vegetarian diets (11).

A pescatarian, by definition, is a vegetarian who eats fish and other seafood. In the case of a pescetarian, you can add caviar to the list of your recommended foods (12).

As a vegetarian caviar alternative, algae-based imitation caviar is made and sold.


When eating a gluten-free diet, it's crucial to pay great attention to the foods you select, the ingredients they contain, and their nutritional value.

A gluten-free diet excludes all gluten-containing proteins found in wheat and other grains. It entails eating whole gluten-free foods like fruits, vegetables, meat, and eggs and processed gluten-free foods like gluten-free bread or pasta.

As caviar is a gluten-free food, you can consume it on this diet (13).

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 (14).

It should be mentioned that you should first talk to your doctor if you wish to undertake intermittent fasting. People with diseases such as diabetes mellitus should avoid skipping meals and substantially restricting their calorie intake. Some people who take drugs for high blood pressure or another heart disease may also be more at risk for mineral imbalances during longer-than-normal fasts.

Low Fat & Low-Calorie

Low-fat foods are those that get 30% or less of their calories from fat. A common rule states that a food qualifies as low-fat if it contains 100 calories and 3 grams or less of fat.

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 (15).

Anti Inflammatory

Some products, including caviar, contain antioxidants that may decrease the impact of free radicals, reducing inflammation (16).

Based on these, caviar is allowed during this diet. 


The BRAT (bananas, rice, apples, and toast) diet has been suggested to treat stomach flu, diarrhea, and other digestive problems (17).

Caviar is high in fat, protein, and cholesterol, so it cannot be consumed on the BRAT diet.


Article author photo Elen Khachatrian
Education: Nutrition & Microbiology at YSU
Last updated: August 07, 2023
Medically reviewed by Astghik Grigoryan
Data provided by should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.