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Soup Recipes for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Eager to learn how to make delicious anti-inflammatory soups and other healthy soups that can help treat rheumatoid arthritis symptoms? This section is filled with soup recipes that use ingredients that provide significant amounts of arthritis-treating nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, copper, selecium, and quercetin. Enjoy!

However, before you free the culinary prodigy in you and check out the recipes below, it might be a good idea to browse the section Diet Plan for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers and the section Best Foods for Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief first, especially if you are new to this online Diet Guide to Fighting Arthritis.

Apple and Onion Soup

Here we've got a must-try soup recipe that features apples and onions, two of nature's best sources of the bioflavonoid quercetin. Quercetin helps fight inflammation, including inflammation that occurs in the joints.
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Curried Sweet Potato Soup

This savory soup is an excellent source of nutrients that help fight rheumatoid arthritis. Sweet potatoes provide an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, copper as well as certain unique root proteins which, according to preliminary studies, may have significant antioxidant properties. The quercetin provided by the yellow onion adds to the anti-inflammatory power if this recipe.
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Carrot, Tomato and Lentil Soup

Carrots offer a good amount of beta-carotene while tomatoes provide plenty of lycopene. Both beta-carotene and lycopene have powerful antioxidant properties that are thought to provide relief to people with arthritis.
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Barley Soup with Carrots and Parsley

Barley is rich in copper and selenium, both of which may help reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. The carrots this recipe calls for also enhance the arthritis fighting properties of this soup by providing beta-carotene.
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Beet and Carrot Soup

This recipe combines beets and carrots to create an enticing crimson soup that also helps fight rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have found betacyanin—a phytochemical compound responsible for beets' intense purple color—to possess strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The beta-carotene provided by the carrots is also a potent antioxidant. The ginger featured in this soup is a time-honored remedy for inflammation.
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Broccoli and Barley Soup

Barley is an excellent food for arthritis sufferers. It contains plenty of copper and selenium, both of which are thought to alleviate symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Especially the selenium content of barley is high, with a mere cup of cooked barley containing more than 50% of the daily value for this trace mineral.
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Nourishing Nettle Soup

In traditional folk medicine, nettle has been used to treat symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis for years, and scientific research is beginning to bear out nettle's age-old reputation. German researchers have discovered that nettle can inhibit TNF-alpha and IL-1 beta, substances that cause the inflammatory cascade in rheumatoid arthritis.
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For more recipes that help fight RA, please visit the main recipe directory of's Guide to Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis.