Is this urban legend about clams and oysters true? (men's skin)

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In summary, oysters are a good source of zinc. However, it is important to be careful about eating raw oysters as they may contain harmful pathogens.
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I herd about this, is it true. Is eating clams or oysters good for mens skin?
 
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It’s going to be hard to find scientific evidence for this claim as many wellness sites push all manner of strange solutions to diet and weight loss.

i did find this site here:

https://www.verywellfit.com/nourish-your-skin-with-healthy-foods-2507171

that recommends various foods for Their vitamin content with clams providing zinc and with zinc being good for skin. A medical doctor reviewed and approved their content although it’s not peer reviewed so take it with a grain of salt when you read it.

Heres a report from the NCBI on zinc usage:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4120804/

bottomline is that zinc is good. However, the question of eating clams for zinc could be vastly overshadowed by getting some pathogen from eating raw clams. So enjoy your clams but eat in moderation and don’t expect your skin to necessarily glow with healthy vibes.
 
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Thanks, much apreicated
 
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Oysters are the highest known source of zinc in commonly eaten food stuffs.
If you ever have a question about nutrition consider the usda site:
https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/

It has basic food ingredients as well as thousands of prepared foods - 'Branded foods'

Oysters:
https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/782788/nutrients

I do not know anything about zinc consumption and skin, merely that the zinc content of oysters is amazing.

@jedishrfu - try oyster stew rather than raw 'pathogens' -- as you put it. Cooking destroys virtually all pathogens.

While we are at it - zinc is integral to immune response, and it is not retained like a lot of other required nutrients. You need some every day. DRI is 11mg for adult males. Per:
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/
 

Related to Is this urban legend about clams and oysters true? (men's skin)

1. Is it true that eating clams and oysters can improve men's skin?

There is no scientific evidence to support this claim. While clams and oysters are a good source of protein and minerals, there is no specific link between their consumption and improved skin health in men.

2. Can clams and oysters really make men's skin more youthful?

There is no scientific basis for this claim. While these foods may contain some nutrients that are beneficial for skin health, there is no evidence that they can reverse aging or make skin more youthful.

3. Are there any specific types of clams or oysters that are better for men's skin?

No, there is no evidence to suggest that any particular type of clam or oyster is better for skin health in men. The nutritional content may vary slightly between different types, but there is no significant difference in terms of skin health benefits.

4. Is there a recommended amount of clams and oysters to consume for better skin in men?

There is no recommended amount of clams and oysters specifically for improving skin health in men. It is generally recommended to consume a balanced and varied diet for overall health, which may include these foods in moderation.

5. Can eating too many clams and oysters have negative effects on men's skin?

There is no evidence to suggest that consuming too many clams and oysters can have negative effects on men's skin. However, as with any food, moderation is key to maintaining a balanced and healthy diet.

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