Here are 8 Homemade Soups that Fight with cancer
Apple and Onion Soup
Here’s an anti-cancer soup recipe starring onions and apples, two of nature’s best sources of quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has strong anti-cancer properties. Studies have associated the consumption of both apples and onions with a reduced risk of many cancers.
Beet and Carrot Soup
This recipe pairs carrots with beets to create a flavorsome soup that is also rich in nutrients that help prevent cancer. Several studies have found betacyanin, a phytochemical responsible for the deep red color of beets, to be highly effective at preventing cancer while carrots contain falcarinol, a compound that has been shown to inhibit the development of cancer.
Grandma’s Chicken Soup
A laboratory test has now confirmed what grandmas have known for years: chicken soup is good for you. The researchers found that chicken soup and its main ingredients help inhibit the migration of neutrophils — white blood cells that swallow up bacteria and viruses responsible for infectious diseases. Your neutrophil count lies somewhere between 3,000 and 6,000 neutrophils per milliliter of blood, but chemotherapy and some radiotherapy treatments can lower your neutrophil count, making you more prone to getting infections.
Tangy Tomato Soup with Basil
Not only do garlic, shallots, and basil lend their flavors to create this tasty soup, but they also offer a number of health benefits, especially for people who want to reduce their risk of cancer. Allicin, which gives garlic its distinctive odor and flavor, has been shown to slow down and prevent certain types of cancer, when consumed regularly. Population studies have also found that cultures with a high consumption of garlic (e.g. China, Japan, France) have a reduced the risk of stomach, colon, pancreatic, esophageal, and breast cancer. Shallots, on the other hand, are loaded with quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties while basil is rich in flavonoids which provide antioxidant protection.
Nettle—the star of this wonderful soup—is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, selenium, zinc, and flavonoids. Many of these antioxidants are known to have a synergistic effect and to protect each other from oxidation, thereby enhancing the overall antioxidant prowess of this healthy soup.
Curried Sweet Potato Soup
Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious vegetables and an excellent ingredient for anti-cancer dishes. The pink, orange, and yellow varieties are one of the most concentrated food sources of beta-carotene (the more intense the color, the more beta-carotene). In addition, sweet potatoes contain vitamin C as well as unique root proteins which, according to preliminary studies, may have significant antioxidant properties. Also garlic, onions, and curry powder contain substances that are known to possess strong anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.
Barley Soup with Beans and Basil
Diets rich in beans have been associated with a reduced risk of several types of cancer, including breast, prostate, and colon cancer. The barley, basil, and tomatoes this recipe calls for also add to the cancer-fighting properties of this scrumptious soup as they are all rich in antioxidant compounds.
Broccoli and Barley Soup
Broccoli may be one of the best foods you can eat if you want to turbo-charge your anti-cancer diet. Broccoli contains some extraordinary compounds that have been shown to trigger apoptosis in cancerous cells, eliminate carcinogenic toxins, help prevent the development of benign tumors into malignant tumors,reduce DNA damage, and help prevent the spread of cancer from one organ to another. Also barley is an excellent weapon in your anti-cancer arsenal as it is loaded with selenium, with a mere cup of cooked barley containing more than 50% of the daily value for this trace mineral.
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