Placenta: eat or not eat? The controversial trend conquers the world

What tricks are not modern women in pursuit of perfect! At this time we will focus on the trendy method that became the United States this trend. Recently given birth to American celebrities vying to talk about a miracle means that as soon as possible helps to restore their youth, beauty and health.

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And all these rave reviews relating to unique body produced only during pregnancy – placenta. It’s the need to use as a dietary food supplements. A useful “by-product”¬†In fairness, we note: that the placenta can be eaten, people knew for a long time – it is common in some cultures.

This method of restoring the vitality can be called traditional Chinese medicine (in China, where they eat almost everything, he is known for many hundreds of years). With the same purpose, but also for the rejuvenation of the body, this body consumed in Japan and Vietnam. So what about any act of cannibalism in this case it is not, and pathology of the “process”, according to psychiatrists, too, is not.

What is a “baby seat”? Placenta – this embryonic body tightly “glued” to the uterine wall, which begins to form in the body of a woman in a week after conception. The placenta is essential for nutrition and fetal breathing, her fetus receives through different antibodies to disease (immunity because it is formed), it protects the baby from shocks and other mechanical effects. However, the fetus through the placenta, “returns” the woman of his life activity products.

“Baby seat” weight of about 0,45-0,8 kg with fetal membranes (afterbirth) comes out from the mothers after the birth of the baby. In appearance it resembles a deflated ball placenta bluish color of 2-3 cm cm thick and a diameter of about 16-18 cm.

What kind of beneficial to human substances it contains? “Children’s Place” is rich in iron, protein, vitamins, hormones (among the latter are those that affect lactation – prolactin and oxytocin). Note also that oxytocin is responsible for our need for intimacy and love, and prolactin, according to the latest data, associated with serotonin – the hormone of joy and pleasure.

Add to that the enormous content in the placenta of another antidepressant – vitamin B6. That’s why eating a “children’s space” helps not only to quickly get in shape, increase the production of
breast milk, but also to cope with postpartum depression (in other words a state of Western experts also called “baby blues”).

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