An acquired taste: Celebs add placenta to their postpartum diet
From milkshakes to slushies, delicious frozen beverage options are aplenty, but after the birth of her baby in October, actress Hilary Duff only needed one: a smoothie And it was far from vanilla.
Duff made her frosty drink with … wait for it, her own placenta, reports Entertainment Tonight.
“It was the most delightful smoothie I’ve ever had,” said the 31-year-old Houston native during a interview on the Dr. Berlin Informed Pregnancy podcast, which posted last Thursday.
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“I haven’t had a smoothie that delightful since I was, like, 10-years-old. It was calorie-filled with juice and fruit and everything delicious,” the mother of two went on to say.
Other famous faces on the placenta-eating bandwagon include January Jones, Padma Lakshmi, Mayim Bialik, and the Kardashian sisters: Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe.
Although most opt for placenta capsules over placenta smoothies.
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“I’ve heard placenta burps are not ideal,” Duff said when Dr. Berlin asked about her icy-cold preference.
For those at home wondering what the trend is all about, here’s a quick rundown: Placenta, a nutrient-rich organ, is thought to help prevent postpartum depression, boost energy levels, and increase breast-milk production.
And there you have it, ladies. Start a new tradition.
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