Browsing the cosmetics counter – and balking at the price of a new eye-cream – it suddenly struck me that a plate of mushrooms would probably do more for my sagging visage than one of the overpriced jars on offer. Do you know why? Because they are packed with selenium! “Huh?” I hear you say! Well selenium is a mineral with anti-oxidant properties, which means it fights free radicals and protects your cells, like a bossy little bodyguard for your skin – it even helps the skin heal. Selenium’s also marvellous for the immune system, helps prevent heart disease and some cancers. All great news! But really, I’m mostly popping a few extra into my mouth to slow the visible march of time on my face – hardly a chore, though!