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These food heroes will help you hold back time and get trim too!

Red kidney beans

They’re a good source of flavonoids, an important family of antioxidants that can keep ageing in check. Plus, their low glycaemic index and high soluble-fibre content help to keep blood glucose levels steady and hunger at bay.

Salmon

Salmon is packed with anti-inflammatory omega-3 to help slow the ageing process.

Prunes

Eating lots of prunes may stop you looking like one! The reason they rate so highly as an anti-ageing food is that the drying process concentrates the skin-saving anti-oxidants in the fruit.

Mixed berries

The anthocyanins in berries work with vitamin C to stabilise collagen and slow its breakdown to give younger-looking skin. For best value, buy a frozen mixed berry selection – just as good as fresh.

Soya milk

A couple of glasses of soya milk in place of your normal dairy may gently boost flagging hormone levels during the menopause and keep skin firm.

For further information on our diet club, and to get a free 7-day membership, go to Woman’s Own Diets