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10 Anti-Prostate Cancer Soup Recipes
Looking for inspiring soup recipes that are ideal for men who want to proactively reduce their risk of getting prostate cancer? Look no further! In this section, you can explore a rainbow of anti-prostate cancer soup recipes that call for foods that store generous amounts of cancer-combating nutrients and phytochemicals such as vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, selenium, zinc, quercetin, lignans, and falcarinol.
Tip: Before you set free the chef in you and try the soup recipes below, take a look at the page Diet Tips for Fighting Prostate Cancer and the page Foods That Fight Prostate Cancer which provide more general information about how your dietary habits may affect your risk of prostate cancer.
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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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Watercress is an anti-cancer food par excellence. Watercress or watercress extracts have been shown to prevent DNA damage that triggers cancer cell development, to halt uncontrolled growth of cancer cells, and to prevent the spread of cancer cells. Watercress extract has also been shown to induce self-destruction of cancerous cells. Also the onion featured in this soup has anti-cancer properties. See the Recipe
Not only basil, garlic and shallots lend their flavorss to create this tasty soup, but they also provide sa number of health benefits, especially for people who want to reduce their risk of prostate cancer. In one study, men who ate more than ten grams of garlic a day were 50% less likely to get prostate cancer than those who did not. Garlic's ability to reduce the risk of prostate cancer is believed to be attributable to the organosulphur compounds it contains. Shallots, on the other hand, are one of the best natural sources of quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties
while basil is rich in flavonoids which provide antioxidant protection. See the Recipe
Barley is rich in lignans, phytonutrients that have been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers such as prostate cancer
. Diets rich in beans have also been associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer. The basil and tomatoes this recipe calls for also add to the cancer-fighting properties of this scrumptious soup as they are both rich in antioxidant compounds. See the Recipe
If you're looking for a great functional food to reduce your risk of prostate cancer, this soup may give you even more than you bargained for. Broccoli, one of the key ingredients in this soup, is the best natural source of sulforaphane, an extraordinary compound that has been identified as the most potent phytochemical inducer of the so-called phase-2 enzymes. Phase-2 enzymes help fight carcinogens and may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Also barley, another key ingredient in this soup, is an excellent weapon in your anti-cancer arsenal as it is rich in lignans, phytonutrients that have been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers, including prostate cancer. See the Recipe
This recipe combines beets and carrots to create a wonderful crimson soup that is packed with nutrients that help prevent prostate 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. See the Recipe
Nettles are a very good source of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, zinc, selenium, vitamin E, 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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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. See the Recipe
This scrumptious chicken soup features broccoli, a great anti-cancer vegetable that helps eliminate carcinogenic toxins, induce apoptosis in prostate cancer cells, reduce DNA mutation, and prevent the development of benign tumors into malignant ones. But the anti-cancer properties of this soup do not end there: also the organic celery in this soup adds to its cancer-thwarting properties. Celery is known to contain at least eight families of cancer-combating compounds
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This delicious, vibrant green spinach soup draws on the health benefits of spinach. Spinach contains compounds that have been shown to prevent the replication of prostate cancer cells and to induce self-destruction of prostate cancer cells. See the Recipe
For more recipes that may help lower your odds of developing prostate cancer, go to the main recipe directory of HealWithFood.org's Guide to Preventing Prostate Cancer.