The alliums contain a type of sulphur known as organosulphur. This compound is known to have antioxidant, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Other benefits include preventing blood clots, inflammation, aging and helping in immune boosting.
The cruciferous contain glucosinolates that gives the vegetables a bitter flavour. During the process of chewing or digestion, glucosinolates are broken down to active compounds like indoles, nitriles, thiocyanates and isothiocynates. These compounds are frequently researched for its anticancer properties.
Caffeine stimulates the brain and prevent the onset of tiredness. It blocks the brain signalling molecule, adenosine. This change will bring about the increase secretion of dopamine and norepinephrine, benefitting the mood and brain function. Daily caffeine recommendation is about 400mg and that equates to 2-4 cups of coffee per day. Bursting the limit of caffeine may bring uncomfortable side effects. Do note that these key benefits may differs between individuals and more established research needs to be done to ensure its efficacy.
These friends of superfoods are known for their antioxidant properties. You may realise that all these friends of superfoods are from fresh produce with little processes done. Incorporate more fresh foods into your diet for its nutrition goodness.