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Carolina Santos in Bathing Suit Has "That Sun Glow"

She loves to swim.

As a reality TV contestant, Carolina Santos knows how to get attention, and her social media is proof of that. The Married At First Sight star posted a photo of herself posing against a brick wall in a tiny yellow bikini, captioning the shot "That sun glow ☀️💛." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Santos stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Loves Cheese and Wine

Santos says cheese and wine is "the way to my heart". When it comes to dairy, experts say the less processed, the better. Opt for less processed dairy products – think flavorful cheeses like Parmesan, feta or part-skim mozzarella instead of processed American slices, and plain Greek yogurt instead of high-sugar flavored varieties," says Julia Zumpano, RD, LD.


She Loves to Jet Ski

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Santos loves to get out on the ocean on a jet ski when she gets the chance. "Jet ski is a great exercise; you burn a lot of calories, get some cardiovascular work, learn how to maintain proper balance, release a lot of stress, and you can even work many different muscle groups," says Tim Conner, MD. "The most important thing is that this activity is also fun, which has mental health benefits."


She Enjoys Swimming

Santos likes to swim both in the pool and out in the ocean. "Swimming has long been recognized for its cardiovascular benefits," says Seena Mathew, Assistant Professor of Biology at The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. "Because swimming involves all of the major muscle groups, the heart has to work hard, which increases blood flow throughout the body. This leads to the creation of new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. The greater blood flow can also lead to a large release of endorphins—hormones that act as a natural pain reducer throughout the body. This surge brings about the sense of euphoria that often follows exercise."


She Loves Lobster

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Santos loves to treat herself to some delicious lobster when she's on vacation. "Lobster provides a significant amount of minerals, such as zinc, calcium, phosphorus, selenium, and potassium, as well as B vitamins," says Faye L. Dong, PhD, professor emerita, department of food science and human nutrition, University of Illinois. "If you eat lobster one day a week and a fattier fish like salmon one or two times a week, you'll have your omega-3 intake covered for the week," says Eric Rimm, ScD, professor of epidemiology and nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


She Drinks Beer

Santos likes to indulge in an ice-cold Heineken once in a while. "Beer contains vitamin B6, which prevents the build-up of the amino-acid homocysteine that has been linked to heart disease," says Jim Collins, PhD. "People with higher levels of homocysteine tend to be at higher risk of an earlier onset of heart and vascular disease. Almost everything we eat or drink can provide health benefits as long as they are consumed in moderation."


Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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