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We Tried It: Drinking Clay (Because Shailene Woodley Told Us To)

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Courtesy Catherine Kast

Today’s We Tried It is in honor of one of our favorite kooky beauty gurus: the inimitable Shailene Woodley! While most other celebs on the red carpet are trying serums, lasers and blood facials (yes, that’s a thing), the Divergent star takes a holistic approach to taking care of her body. When the actress isn’t swishing sesame oil or making her own soap, she likes to lounge around and sip on a cold one — of clay water, that is.

“I’ve discovered that clay is great for you because your body doesn’t absorb it, and it apparently provides a negative charge, so it bonds to negative isotopes,” Woodley says. “And, this is crazy: it also helps clean heavy metals out of your body.”

While we wouldn’t have assumed that we were full of metal, we were intrigued enough by her passionate promotion of clay consumption to try it ourselves. PEOPLE reporter Catherine Kast, our resident tester of celeb-based cleanses, volunteered to try out this unusual concoction.

Click here to see how she fared and let us know in the comments if you think you would give the beverage a try.

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