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From where I'm sitting, Zöe Saldaña looks perfectly healthy. 

The "Star Trek Beyond" actress frequently shares her commitment to fitness on her Instagram. And when she's not kicking ass in one of the three mega-successful sci-fi franchises she stars in ("Avatar," "Guardians of the Galaxy," and "Star Trek,") she's running after her twin boys Bowie and Cy. But for Saldaña to stay in such great shape is a challenge, as the actress just revealed she suffers from an autoimmune disease.

Speaking to Net-a-Porter's The Edit, the actress revealed she has a condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis, also commonly referred to as Hashimoto's disease.

Saldaña elaborated on the condition, which also plagues her mother and sisters, explaining “[The] body doesn’t have the energy it needs to filter toxins, causing it to believe that it has an infection, so it’s always inflamed. You create antibodies that attack your glands, so you have to eat clean.”

The condition may sound familiar because it also effects another Latina powerhouse: Gina Rodriguez.

Rodriguez was diagnosed while attending New York University when she was 19 years old. 

Both Rodriguez and Saldaña spoke about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to combat the effects of the disease.

Saldaña and hubby Marco Perego-Saldaña maintain a healthy diet and have gone gluten and dairy free. 

Fortunately for Saldaña she was able to live it up in her 20s before her body started undergoing serious changes.

“I had a great time in my twenties," she said. "Then your doctor says you’re losing calcium in your bones. What the fuck is that?! I would hear those conversations with my mom and grandma, thinking I’d never get there. I’m going to live forever! But all of a sudden it hits you. I shit you not, it’s from night to day.”

Considering Hashimoto's disease causes extreme fatigue and joint and muscle pain, Saldaña shows zero signs of allowing her condition to rule her life.

Now that's inspirational!