Michelle Rodriguez: Eating for blood type O?

Michelle Rodriguez is known for her tough-girl movie roles, but despite the fact she has a number of major films under her belt, the Latina…

Michelle Rodriguez attends amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Michelle Rodriguez is known for her tough-girl movie roles, but despite the fact she has a number of major films under her belt, the Latina beauty tends to stay out of the media limelight. For this reason, not much is known about Michelle’s fitness and diet habits, but at one time the star eluded to eating for her blood type.

“…I’m type O,” she said in an interview with Eco-Vegan Gal, “and we’re meat eaters. And it’s, like, hard for me to feel like I’m regaining the sustenance that I need from the vegetables that I gravitate towards, which is, like, broccoli, spinach,… you know, every now and then I’ll eat beets. Beets are great; I don’t have a problem with beets.”

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Eating for your blood type is a diet that has been around for some time; a method based on the belief that the chemicals in foods interact with the chemicals in the blood stream, and because different people have different types of blood, food can have different effects on them. According to WebMD, the theory suggests following a diet designed for your blood type will help you digest food more efficiently and help ward off disease.

Some research studies have found certain blood types do respond differently to diet changes such as switching to low-fat meals, but there is no conclusive evidence to suggest eating for your blood type might be effective for things like weight loss.

“A person’s blood type is based on the antigens found in the blood. These antigens, A and B are found on the surface of the blood cells and are uses as markers in the body. Type O blood does not have A or B antigens on the red blood cells, but contains both types in the plasma,” explains MD Health.

“Blood types also contain a positive or negative mark depending on the presence of the Rhesus or Rh antigen. Those who have Rh markers in the blood have a positive blood type while those who lack Rh will have a negative blood type. Therefore those with an O positive blood type have no AB antigens in the blood, but do have an Rh antigen. This is the most common blood type available, and is commonly sought out for donations. Those with an O blood type can donate blood to those with A, B or O blood types without the worry that their blood will be rejected.”

Because blood type O is considered the oldest blood type, the diet for individuals in this group is based primarily on what our ancestors would have eaten. Eating for blood type O means consuming lean meats, whole grains, healthy fats, and plenty of fruits, vegetables and legumes.

Whether eating for a blood type really works or not, the blood type O diet tends to be well-rounded and a healthy choice for most individuals.

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But eating for her blood type isn’t the only thing Michelle Rodriguez does. She has also been an advocate of coconut water long before it was mainstream.

“I do the coconut thing–the coconut water thing,” she said in the interview. “It’s great for [body system] cleaning.”

Coconut water has less sugar than traditional sports drinks, and much of its marketing has been on the idea it is “Mother Nature’s sports beverage.” WebMD indicates coconut water does have fewer calories, less sodium and more potassium than commercial sports drinks as well as easily digestible sugars and electrolytes. It can be a great option for individuals who train for long hours–as long as you can get by the unique flavor.

Michelle must not mind coconut water too much, since her diet habits plus the fact that she’s almost always in an action movie role are what keep her in movie star shape.