ByKarly Rayner, writer at Creators.co
Editor/Senior staff writer | Movie Pilot's celebrity savant.
Karly Rayner

The high priestess of young Hippydom, Shailene Woodley, can't get enough about educating the vile, consumerist masses with her New Age wisdom. This time, she would like you to give eating some delicious clay a go. Brilliant!

Woodley explained to a bewildered David Letterman that munching on mud has health benefits that make it worth tucking into. The patchouli scented seer told Letterman that;

Clay binds to other materials in your body and helps your body excrete those materials that aren't necessarily the best for you

If that wasn't enough information for you, don't worry. The star went into more gory details for Into the Gloss. When preaching her gospel of earthy goodness Woodley said that;

My friend started eating it (clay) and the next day she called me and said: 'Dude, my shit smells like metal!' She was really worried, but we did some research together and everything said that when you first start eating clay your bowel movements, pees and even you, yourself, will smell like metal

How delightful!

But, does it make any sense? The answer is 'kind of'.

Certain clays have a negative electrical charge which means that they can remove toxins with a positive charge from the body, but that isn't necessarily a good thing.

Dr David L Katz explained that;

removing metal from the body is not necessarily good – iron, for example, is a metal and essential to health. So there could conceivably be benefits, but there could certainly be harms

So, don't go digging up dinner in the garden just yet, kids!

Would you ever chomp on some delicious clay like Shailene Woodley?

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(Source: The Guardian via Into the Gloss and Huffington Post)

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