Kim KardashianOh boy. She must have a serious case of "pregnancy brain" going on, because Kim Kardashian is considering eating her placenta after her baby girl arrives in July.

No, this isn't a rumor. On the season premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim looked right at her doctor and asked if eating her placenta would "make her look younger" -- and then she said she "really wants to do it."

Huh. Famous moms hopping on the placenta eating bandwagon is nothing new. January Jones ingested her placenta in capsule form, and Holly Madison was supposedly planning on popping placenta pills too. But I always wondered if the main reason they did it is because it's controversial and trendy -- which the celeb crowd definitely loves.

I've never heard anything about eating your placenta as a means of looking younger. (Does it really work?)

Based on the supposed benefits of placenta consumption, looking more radiant and youthful definitely seems to go hand in hand with a few of them. Aside from potentially looking younger, I have to admit -- some of the benefits might be enough to convince you to move past the "ick" factor.

Provides an energy boost -- Apparently eating your placenta or taking it in capsules gives you some sort of postpartum jolt. And if you have more energy, you have more of a glow going on, and you tend to look younger with a glow, and so on and so forth.

Regulates hormones -- Your placenta is full of your hormones, and ingesting it helps put them back into your body and regulate them. It can help ward off postpartum depression and make you much happier while transitioning to life with a newborn.

Increased milk production -- Getting the juices flowing can be a little tough and stressful, but supposedly taking in your placenta can help. (Hey, it's worth a shot, right?)

Helps uterus return to a normal state -- Ingesting the placenta can help lessen bleeding after childbirth, and also helps the uterus get back to its size before pregnancy.

Have you considered eating your placenta or having it made into capsules? Do you think Kim should go for it?

 

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