If you think eating salads when you’re trying to lose weight is boring, you probably won’t be so thrilled to hear that researchers think eating dirt could be the new cure for obesity. Researchers at the University of South Australia have published a new study detailing the surprising discovery they made while studying how clay dirt materials absorb medicine.
Apparently, along with the medicine, the clay can also “soak up” stomach fat. On top of that, lead researcher Tahnee Dening says the clay goes a step further and prevents the fat “from being absorbed by the body, ensuring that fat simply passed through the digestive system.”
Don't go out to your backyard and start eating dirt yet. They still haven't tested this on humans yet so at this point it's all theory.