The word "caviar" actually comes from the Persian word "khav-yar"
which means "cake of strength" or "cake of power".
Nowadays, what is the allure of caviar? It turns out it’s not just because it’s decadent. Caviar contains important nutrients.
There’s Vitamin A, B, B-6, B-12, C, D, and E. But it also contains the following minerals:
DHA, Zinc, Iodine (helps prevent thyroid diseases), Selenium (protects from development of cancer tumors and possesses an anti inflammatory effect), Magnesium – strengthens cardiovascular system, Iron – increases protective functions of an organism, low content of hemoglobin, Potassium – construction material for a bone tissue
OMEGA 3 – normalizes cholesterol level, regulates blood pressure, has an anti inflammatory effect.
Black caviar has approximately 1,000 milligrams of both EPA and DHA, the active ingredients in omega 3, per one-ounce serving. The American Heart Association recommends 1,000
Milligrams of omega fatty acid per day, for a healthy heart.
And here’s the best news for men: it’s the strongest aphrodisiac in the world, stimulating production of serotonin and testosterone. Throw away the blue pill, take the black egg.
Caviar supports the health and elasticity of the skin and its regeneration. In 2012, a group in Milan, Italy, tested a new caviar-derived product aged human skin over 70 years old. All results were positive: the ATP level increased and there was also collagen type I synthesis.
16. Historically, caviar was prescribed to alleviate depression. It’s not as fishy as it sounds: recent studies show that high doses of omega-3 fatty acids may alleviate symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder. A 1999 study gave 30 patients with bipolar disorder either 10 grams of omega-3 fish oil capsules per day (equivalent to 30 cans of tuna—wow!) or a placebo.
Four months later, half the patients with the placebo had relapsed into depression, while only 2/15 of the people taking fish oil supplements did.
Caviar also contains acetylcholine which has been shown to help with memory retention and prevention of Alzheimer’s, but it also lines the stomach and increases alcohol tolerance.