Apparently it tastes like beef. Ewwww!
Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton has become the latest celeb to announce she’s planning on eating her own placenta after having her fourth baby next month.
The singer – who is expecting a girl with 5ive star Ritchie Neville – will follow chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall who prepared a woman’s placenta pâté and fed it to his entire family on his show TV Dinners, Mad Men actress January Jones and Clueless star Alicia Silverstone.
Although Nat admits she initially felt squeamish about the idea, she changed her mind when she found out her placenta can be dehydrated and ground into a powder then placed in capsules to be taken daily.
‘This appealed to me far more than adding raw placenta to a smoothie to be honest,’ she says. ‘And I didn’t fancy bringing my own placenta home in a Tupperware box and having to dry it out and chop it up myself!’
The thought of chowing down on placenta makes us gag a little, but the health benefits are reportedly mega-fold.
levels can sky-rocket, it is said to help prevent postnatal depression, increase milk supply and can
even help you look younger, which was why Kim Kardashian seriously
considered feasting on hers after the family’s chef admitted his wife
Natasha adds: ‘At under £200 for all these health benefits, it will probably be the
best money that I’ve ever spent. Especially as I’ve suffered with severe
PND in the past and struggled with getting a good milk supply.’
So what’s it like to actually eat the fibrous organ? *shudders
Some describe ‘the meat’ as rich, with a beef-like quality, tender like
roast brisket and not dissimilar to Texas BBQ, while others say it tastes
just like the smell of the delivery room.
A few mothers on Twitter praise the placenta smoothie, you can also find recipes for lasagne and placenta pizza – yum! There is even a dedicated recipe book 25 Placenta Recipes. Our favourites include placenta kebabs, cutlets, burgers and patties.
But, most people (like Natasha) go with the less yucky option of getting the placenta ground into pills – like January Jones did with hers.
Your placenta gets made into vitamins. It’s something I was very hesitant about, but we’re the only mammals who don’t ingest our own placentas,’ she said at the time. Adding: It’s not witch-crafty or anything.’
Alicia Silverstone also got her placenta made into pills and set up a website for vegan mothers like herself to share their breast milk with mums who needed help breast feeding their offspring.
So would you get the spices out to cook up your placenta? Let us know!
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