MANY people who like to eat chicken feet, no less amused, but did you know that it can make your skin look younger?
Healthline reports that 70 percent of chicken feet’ protein content contains collagen in addition to structural proteins that provide shape, strength, and resistance to skin, tendons, muscles, bones, and ligaments.
There is a wide range of evidence to suggest that collagen can improve skin hydration, elasticity, and density.
A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in 2015 also looked at 105 women who had cellulite for six months.
Regular consumption of collagen throughout the period works to reduce cellulite and wrinkles.
Another study of 805 other respondents also found that intake of collagen can heal wounds quickly.
Meanwhile, apart from being a good source of collagen, chicken feet are also rich in hyaluronic acid which plays an important role in maintaining skin moisture and helps prevent skin aging.
The benefits of chicken feet do not only treat the skin but the collagen contained in it, but can also be useful in reducing joint pain.
This is because it can stimulate the tissue to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms.
However, be careful when cooking chicken feet because it can remove the nutrients and become ‘toxic’ and increase the risk of other diseases such as heart disease or cancer.
Ideally, cook with simple and nutritious dishes, rather than deep-frying and adding other ingredients.