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Best Soup Recipes for Preventing Lung Cancer


Want to learn to create appetizing soups that also have lung cancer preventing potential? This section contains a wealth of anti-lung cancer soup recipes that use foods like apples, onions, broccoli and beets which boast a range of cancer-fighting nutrients.

Now, before you dig deeper into the world of lung cancer preventing soup recipes, you may want to take a look at the section Diet Tips for Lung Cancer Prevention and the overview of the Foods That Help Fight Lung Cancer so that you are familiar with the basics of how the way you eat affects your risk of getting lung cancer.


Apple and Onion Soup

Here's soup recipe starring apples and onions, two of the best dietary sources of quercetin. Quercetin is 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.
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Minty Watercress Soup (Served Cold)

This delicious soup with a wonderful texture draws on the health benefits of watercress, a super food that has been used to treat a wide range of ailments for centuries. Recent research suggests that eating watercress daily can significantly reduce blood cell DNA damage and thereby reduce a person's overall cancer risk. Watercress contains a special mustard oil that is known to have significant anti-cancer properties, but some of the anti-cancer properties of these little peppery leaves may also be attributable to their high concentration of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and lutein. Also the mint featured in this soup may be beneficial as it is rich in called perillyl alcohol, a phytochemical that has been shown to prevent the formation of lung cancer in animals.
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Tangy Tomato Soup with Basil

Tomatoes possess many extraordinary properties that make them exceptional at helping prevent cancer, including lung cancer. Their most attractive quality: they contain lycopene which is a very strong antioxidant. Lycopene from processed tomato products—such as the stewed tomatoes used in this soup—appears to be more bioavailable than lycopene from raw tomatoes. In addition to tomatoes, this anti-cancer soup features basil and shallots, both of which are rich in cancer-fighting bioflavonoids.
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Barley Soup with Beans and Basil

Barley is loaded with selenium, with a mere cup of cooked barley containing more than 50% of the daily value for this trace mineral. A sufficient intake of selenium can greatly reduce your risk of lung 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.
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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.
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Beet and Carrot Soup

This recipe pairs carrots with beets to create an enticing crimson soup that is also rich in nutrients that help prevent lung cancer. Several studies have found betacyanin, a phytochemical responsible for beets' deep red-purple color, to be highly effective at preventing cancer while carrots contain falcarinol, a compound that has been shown to inhibit the development of cancer.
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Broccoli and Barley Soup

Broccoli, one of the key ingredients in this scrumptious soup, is one of the best natural sources of sulforaphane, an extraordinary compound that has been shown to inhibit the development of lung cancer tumors in test animals. Sulforaphane has also been shown to eliminate carcinogenic substances, fight DNA damage, increase apoptosis in cancer cells, and help prevent the spread of cancer from one organ to another. Also barley, another key ingredient in this soup, is an excellent weapon in your anti-cancer arsenal as it is brimming with selenium, mineral that plays a key role in the antioxidant system of the body.
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Nourishing Nettle Soup

Nettle—which is the key ingredient in this intriguing green 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.
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Want More Recipes?

For more recipes that may help lower your odds of developing lung cancer, go to the main recipe directory of HealWithFood.org's Guide to Preventing Lung Cancer.