Why Shailene Woodley Eats Bone Broth for Breakfast

PHOTO: Actress Shailene Woodley shares a laugh with David Letterman when she visits the Late Show with David Letterman, March 16, 2015.Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS
Actress Shailene Woodley shares a laugh with David Letterman when she visits the Late Show with David Letterman, March 16, 2015.

Shailene Woodley is known as much for her natural way of life as she is for her movie roles.

On Monday night, the "Divergent Series: Insurgent" star discussed the benefits of bone broth with David Letterman on his "Late Show."

The 23-year-old actress explained that she eats a little bit of bone broth -- boiled bones and other animal parts -- in the morning. She said, "What I think is beautiful about it is you utilize the whole animal. You're not just seeking out that perfect cut of muscle meat."

Woodley said bone broth can help with "leaky gut," or, as she described it, "tiny little holes in your intestine," causing substances to leak into the bloodstream.

Woodley mentioned that she eats clay as well -- something she's brought up in past interviews -- to clean heavy metals out of her system. When Letterman asked her whether she eats clay with bone broth, she laughed and joked, "I just make my freak concoction that everyone thinks is weird and eat it."

Woodley's appearance on the talk show aired hours after she appeared at the New York City premiere of "Insurgent." The actress is known for giving out big hugs, but on the red carpet, Woodley admitted she hasn't been doling out the hugs on the “Insurgent” press tour.

"Honestly, not too many because I've just been trying to keep my immune system up," she confessed.

The movie opens this Friday.