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Pep Guardiola's Daughter Maria Guardiola Shares Swimsuit Photo

Here’s how she stays fit and fabulous.

Maria Guardiola is having some trouble choosing between swimsuits, and is reaching out to her many fans for some help. The daughter of Pep Guardiola and Cristina Serra shared pictures of herself posing on a lounger in identical one-piece bathing suits—one orange, one yellow. The 22-year-old decided to crowdsource some opinions on which looked best. "Yellow or orange? 🍋🍊," she captioned the post. "On you? BOTH 😍," a fan commented. How does she make those swimsuits look as if they were made for her? Here are 5 ways Guardiola stays so fit.



She's a Tea Drinker

Guardiola enjoys green tea when she's out and about on-the-go. Green tea is an especially beneficial choice thanks to the high amount of health-supporting polyphenols it contains. "Polyphenols are the chemicals in the tea plant that protect it from disease and bacterial invasion," says M. Elizabeth Swenor, DO. "When we drink the tea, those chemicals work the same way in us, feeding the healthy bacteria in our gut and starving the unhealthy bacteria that's associated with chronic diseases."


Green Juice

Guardiola loves freshly-made green juice. While it's much better health-wise to eat whole foods, making green juice at home is preferable to store-bought juices. Experts recommend blending over juicing to retain more of the fiber in the fruit and vegetables. "Consider blending instead of juicing," says Katherine Zeratsky, RD, LD. "Blending the edible parts of fruits and vegetables produces a drink that contains more healthy phytonutrients and fiber. Fiber can help you feel full."


Mermaid Time

Guardiola loves swimming and being near the water. "The color blue has been found by an overwhelming amount of people to be associated with feelings of calm and peace," Richard  Shuster, PsyD, clinical psychologist and host of The Daily Helping podcast tells NBC News. "Staring at the ocean actually changes our brain waves' frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state." 


Wine Lover

Guardiola's drink of choice is wine, especially when she's in Italy. "Any links between red wine and fewer heart attacks aren't completely understood," say the experts at the Mayo Clinic. "But part of the benefit might be that antioxidants in red wine may increase levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the 'good' cholesterol) and protect against cholesterol buildup."


Travel Benefits

Being the daughter of a soccer team manager means Guardiola has always had the privilege of traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures. "Traveling for pleasure can contribute to subjective well-being because people have more opportunities to detach from their work environment, to experience new things, and to control what they want to do during vacations," says Paul Simeone, PhD, Vice President and Medical Director of Behavioral Health with Lee Health. "There's ample research to support that positive travel experiences can make a person healthier, can strengthen their relationships, and benefits their overall wellness."

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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