This stunning actress has revealed that she will eat her placenta when she gives birth later this year in the hope of avoiding postnatal depression and hair loss.
Latin soap star Claudia Alvarez, 37, revealed her placenta plans when quizzed by reporters on the red carpet for the premiere of the Mexican film ‘Mentada de Padre’.
The pretty brunette, who is reportedly four months pregnant with a baby girl, was attending the premiere with her actor hubby Billy Rovzar.
The Mexican actress said: “I am happy, blessed, every day our baby is growing in my belly. In the beginning it was tough and not as straightforward as everyone says, but I have got used to it now.
“At the moment, I cannot stand meat, chicken and fish, I cannot smell them.”
When asked whether she plans on eating her placenta, Alvarez said: “100 percent I will do it! You do not need to bite into it, you take it with supplements and it helps you to produce more milk and prevent hair loss and postnatal depression. It also helps with your hormones.”
A whole host of celebrities have previously been quoted in the international media as having eaten their placentas, including Kim Kardashian and Hillary Duff.
However, some scientists are sceptical about the benefits of chowing down on placenta.
Dr Crystal Clark is assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She said: “There are a lot of subjective reports from women who perceived benefits, but there hasn’t been any systematic research investigating the benefits or the risk of placenta ingestion. The studies on mice aren’t translatable into human benefits.”
She added: “There are a lot of subjective reports from women who perceived benefits, but there hasn’t been any systematic research investigating the benefits or the risk of placenta ingestion.”
She said: “The studies on mice aren’t translatable into human benefits.”
Alvarez married Rovzar in 2016 and their first child, reportedly a daughter, will be born later this year.
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