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Soup Recipes for Preventing Pancreatic Cancer


Are you eager the learn how to create hearty soups that also have pancreatic cancer preventing potential? In this section, you'll find a collection of anti-pancreatic cancer soup recipes starring foods like garlic, shallots, sweet potatoes, and broccoli which boast a range of anti-cancer nutrients.

Now, before you get your apron on and start experimenting with the soup recipes in this section, you might want to take a look at the section Diet Tips for Pancreatic Cancer Prevention and the section Foods That Prevent Pancreatic Cancer so that you are familiar with the basics of how your dietary habits may affect your risk of getting pancreatic cancer.


Apple and Onion Soup

This recipe combines apples and onions, 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.
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Wholesome Winter Pea and Watercress Soup

This super-nutritious soup with an irresistible 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 fresh watercress daily can significantly reduce blood cell DNA damage. DNA damage in blood cells is an indicator of a person's overall cancer risk. Watercress contains a special mustard oil that is known to have significant anti-cancer properties. But the anti-cancer properties of watercress may also be attributable to the high levels of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and lutein contained in these little peppery leaves. In one study, consumption of watercress increased test subjects' blood levels of lutein and beta-carotene by 100% and 33%, respectively. Also the onion featured in this soup has anti-cancer properties.
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Nourishing Nettle Soup

Nettles are supercharged with a broad range of antioxidants such as vitamin E, beta-carotene, selenium, zinc, vitamin C, 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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Curried Sweet Potato Soup

This delicious low-calorie soup is packed full of nutrients that may help reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. Sweet potatoes provide an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamin C as well as unique root proteins which, according to preliminary studies, may have significant antioxidant properties. Also garlic, onion, and curry powder contain substances that have been shown to possess anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.
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Beet and Carrot Soup

This recipe combines beets and carrots to create a lovely crimson soup that is chock-full of nutrients that help prevent pancreatic cancer. Several studies have found betacyanin, a phytochemical responsible for beets' crimson 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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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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Tangy Tomato Soup with Basil

Not only do garlic, shallots, and basil lend their flavors to create this savory soup, but they also provide several health benefits, especially for people who want to reduce their risk of pancreatic 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. Shallots, on the other hand, provide a significant amount of quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties while basil is rich in flavonoids which provide antioxidant protection.
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Broccoli and Barley Soup

Broccoli may be one of the best foods you can eat if your goal is to reduce your risk of pancreatic cancer. Broccoli contains some extraordinary compounds that have been shown to neutralize carcinogenic substances, reduce DNA damage, induce apoptosis in cancer cells, help prevent the development of benign tumors into malignant tumors, and help prevent the spread of cancer from one organ to another.
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Want More Recipes?

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