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Want Beautiful Skin? Try Eating Piggy Feet

My mom has always enjoyed unique foods. As a kid I remember her chowing down on plates full of things that I couldn't — at the time — enjoy. One of her fave weird treats happened to be pigs' feet. I always thought she was crazy, why on earth would anyone want to eat feet? Well, turns out she might not be so crazy after all.

In Tokyo, pigs' feet and other collagen rich foods are the latest craze. So much that restaurants are now serving more pigs' feet, jelly drinks, and turtle meat and blood. Soft-shell turtle used to be served mainly to men — it was thought to boost sexual performance — but lately the women are the ones chowing down. Sosuke Myagawa, owner of a soft-shell turtle restaurant said:

There is a lot of collagen in [soft-shell turtle] meals. All our female customers that come to eat collagen say their skins are doing much better the next morning, when they put on makeup.

So there you have it, customers say collagen-loaded foods help their skin. Unfortunately there's no quote from the experts; however, the fact that my mom has amazing skin is proof enough, right?

Now tell me, would you eat turtles or pigs' feet in order to get better skin?


Darling-Nicki Darling-Nicki 9 years
Hmmm, maybe if they put the pigs feet in a pill form i would...then i wouldnt have to "eat" it, i could just ingest it.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
I'll pass!
Ew, I would much rather spend money on a better face cream.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I have a beautiful soul, and i eat lots of meat. I have eaten lots of turtle meat , but not many pigs feet, i always see them floatin around in jars down here in the south, mostly at mom and pop stores. I do eat alot of Jello which is made from the collagenin horses hooves, does that count?
cocomademoiselle cocomademoiselle 9 years
I have 2 turtles (for 2 years now)... just to think of turtle blood, oh no!
refined101 refined101 9 years
I remember my mom frequently having a jar of pigs feet in the fridge when I was younger. I'm not very adventurous when it comes to eating unusual animals parts/products I'll stick with my pork chops thanks :-)
Advah Advah 9 years
I'm not a fan of pig feet, but really, it's not different or worse than any other bit of meat or fish. I'd think genes are more important in a good complexion though!
quelle quelle 9 years
i eat pigs feet every once in a while. i'm chinese. we eat lots of "weird" stuff. don't think i've heard about pigs' feet making skin better, but if that's true, maybe it'll help clear up this eczema of mine too. :P
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
No WAY. Ew. Just... ew. I don't like meat as it is (I'll eat poultry and seafood, but I haven't touched red meat or pork in years), and I'm not about to eat something as disgusting as pigs' feet (or turtles!!) for a better complexion. I'm with doogirl - a good skincare routine, lots of sleep, water, and sex... that's the best way to beautiful skin!
doogirl doogirl 9 years
Sunscreen, moisturizer, and plenty of sleep and sex, that's my recipe for great skin! It's mean to eat turtles and it's gross to eat pig's feet.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Love pigs' feet--I have an aunt that makes them every time I visit, because she knows I'll gobble them right up.
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
ew, no.
michlny michlny 9 years
I'm sure they'll figure out how to put it in a pill soon.
shalice shalice 9 years
You can have beautiful skin without eating helpless animals-that is vile!
mnp mnp 9 years
I've had soups and stews from pig's feet/tail. Does that count? Do I have to eat the feet? I'm like bellaressa...I ate it as a kid. I don't think I'd want to know. It just doesn't look to ladylike to gnaw on a pig's feet. lol.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I actually use to eat pig's feet when I was younger in the South; also pig ears as well. I think I have had everything on a pig. Amazing, the stuff I use to eat.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
I do NOT think so. Yuck!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
this is crazy
Hootie Hootie 9 years
No thanks!
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
I think I'll stick to my sunscreen!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
I used to "eat" pickled pigs feet when I was little until I realized that they really were pigs feet. But now it's hard to find a restaurant that does "trotters" really well. I've seen some great recipes but their very labor intensive.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
No Way!
VictoriaE VictoriaE 9 years
No way - you couldn't pay me enough money to do that. I have no problem aging naturally, thanks.
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