Like the viking women who came before her, Hilary Duff is here to let you know that drinking weird genetic brews will extend your life and give you the strength of a warrior….. or something. Hilary has done what many people have done before (and some researchers warn against), she ate her placenta, and ate hers in a smoothie, which was delicious. Well, it was probably better than a kale and spinach smoothie, but what isn’t?
Us Weekly is saying that the least controversial pop starlet of any generation is a cannibal. Okay, not really, but she did grind up her placenta post-childbirth and drank it down. While on Dr. Elliott Berlin‘s Informed Pregnancy podcast, Hilary revealed that after giving birth to her daughter Banks Violet, who she shares with boyfriend Matthew Koma, she made her placenta into a smoothie, which also had mangoes and low-sugar juices in it. According to Us “there are no proven benefits” to placenta-drinking, but “proponents of the trend claim that eating the placenta can help prevent postpartum depression.” Here’s Hilary on her smoothie:
“Most delightful smoothie I’ve ever had… I haven’t had a smoothie that delightful since I was 10. It was calorie-filled with juice and fruit and everything delicious.”
Not only is Hilary a placenta smoothie believer, honey took things all the way to the max and has placenta ice cubes in her freezer. You know, for a quick snack or whatever. Dr. Berlin asked Hilary why she didn’t do the capsule placenta, because I guess he’s a snob, but Miss Hilary had a rational response to that:
“I’ve heard placenta burps are not ideal.”
Hilary’s other child, son Luca, was curious about mama’s placenta cubes and asked to see it. When he did, he told her: “I wish I hadn’t asked!”
Now that Hilary is all about that placenta, stay tuned for Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop to release their own brand of placenta pills to compete with the attention. But trust, you’ll want Gwyneth’s placenta pills over trying your own placenta. Hers is harvested from only the purest female shamans from a monastery in Tibet where the women grow their own placentas all year round through the use of crystals and focused meditation.