etlyThe ingredients in this chicken stir-fry will take years off your perceived age. So load them on to your shopping list for a more youthful reflection.

METHOD
Fry the onion and garlic in oil until soft; add the ginger, chicken, carrots and green beans. Stir until cooked. Boil rice in salted water for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, add 80ml veg stock, 2 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tsp honey to the chicken. Cook for 5 minutes, add the edamame, cook for 6 more minutes and serve with the rice, drizzle with the wheatgerm oil.
Serves Four
Takes 30 Minutes

A]  YOUNGER LOOKING SKIN WITH CARROT
How much?

1, Peeled and chopped thinly – Researchers at Bristol University and St.Andrews University say that the carotenoids in carrots create a minor skin glow in all study subjects.

B] PRESERVE MUSCLE MASS WITH RED ONION
How much?

1, chopped – An ageing face gradually loses muscle tone, but the flavonoid quercetin helps preserve muscle mass to help you maintain your baby face for longer. And one onion provides just the right amount.

C] KEEP GREY AWAY WITH CHICKEN
How much?

4 breasts, diced – Greying hair? Fox the silver with the vitaminB12 in chicken: “It helps produce melanin, which preserves hair colour fo longer,” says trichologist Philip Kingsley.

D] SPARKLING EYES WITH FRESH GINGER
How much?

1tsp, chopped – Arcus Senilis is a white band around the eye, which is linked to high cholesterol levels. Banish it with ginger: the Saudi Medical Journal reports the equivalent of 1tsp for 45 days cuts LDL cholesterol.

E] KEEP YOUR HAIR WITH EDAMAME BEANS
How much?

100g – The Journal of Nutrition reports that the soy protein in edamame beans inhibits dihydrotestosterone-a hormone responsible for hair loss-by 15%. 100g delivers an optimum 21mg.

F] STAND TALL WITH FINE GREEN BEANS
How much?

90g, chopped – The silica in fine green beans helps absorb bone-strengthening calcium. 90g provides 9mg, the perfect amount recommended by nutritionists.

G] REDUCE WRINKLES WITH WHEATGERM OIL
How much?

¾ tbsp – The best dietary wrinkle-reducer is Vitamin E. It works with compounds like lycopene and beta-carotene to prevent sun damage, wrinkles and other ageing blemishes. This much oil provides your 15mg RDA.

H] HOLD ON TO STAMINA WITH FRESH GARLIC
How much?

2 tsp, crushed – Exercise keeps you looking younger, and garlic will help you stick to it. Turkish researchers found it improved performance by boosting blood fluidity.

I] MAINTAIN WEIGHT WITH BASMATI RICE
How much?

400g, cooked – American researchers found  a 10lb weight loss can add as much as four years to your perceived age. So it’s okay to occasionally swap your healthy low-cal brown rice in flavour of tastier, but high GI, white basmati.