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Soup Recipes to Keep Nasal Polyps Away

Wondering how to make temptingly tasty soups that also accommodate the nutritional requirements of people who are susceptible to developing nasal polyps, fleshly outgrowths that affect the inside of the nose? This section supplies a selection of anti-polyp soup recipes that rely on foods that provide a good wallop of nutrients that can help keep nasal polyps away. However, if you are new to this online Guide to Preventing Nasal Polyps, you might want to check out the section Nasal Polyps & Diet and the section Foods That Help Prevent Nasal Polyps before you get started with the soup recipes below.

Apple and Onion Soup

This polyp-fighting soup recipe features apples and onions, two of the best natural sources of quercetin. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that has been shown to effectively protect against allergic reactions. Quercetin works its protective magic by stabilizing the cell membranes of mast cells and basophils, thereby inhibiting histamine release.
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Wholesome Winter Pea and Watercress Soup

This polyp-fighting soup with an irresistible velvety texture provides a truckload of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant which provides protection against free radical damage in nasal polyposis. Studies have also shown high levels of vitamin C help reduce histamine release in the body and make histamine break down faster. Histamine, a chemical produced by the body, is involved in many allergic reactions and can increase inflammation.
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Chicken Soup with Rice and Broccoli

This scrumptious soup combines chicken and rice which rarely cause allergic reactions, making this dish great for those who suffer from nasal polyposis. The broccoli in this soup delivers plenty of beta-carotene which has properties that can help prevent nasal polyps.
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Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious vegetables and loaded with nutrients that help fight nasal polyps. The pink, orange, and yellow varieties—which this soup recipe calls for—are one of the most concentrated food sources of beta-carotene (the more intense the color, the more beta-carotene). They also contain plenty of vitamin C. In addition, sweet potatoes one of the foods that are least likely to cause allergic reactions, which is great news since most nasal polyps are linked to allergies.
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Broccoli and Barley Soup

Provided that you're not allergic or sensitive to gluten, this dish can make a great addition to your diet. The broccoli in this soup is loaded with vitamin C and beta-carotene, both of which play an important role in any diet designed to prevent nasal polyps. The thyme and marjoram, which add flavor to this dish, contain ursolic acid which has been shown alleviate allergies by inhibiting histamine release from mast cells. Ursolic acid also possesses antioxidant properties.
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