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Anti-Skin Cancer Soup Recipes

Eating the right foods can help keep skin cancer at bay, but sometimes finding recipes that offer both flavor and anti-skin cancer benefits can be a tricky task. If you've been struggling to find skin cancer preventing soup recipes, you're in luck – this page presents an array of soup recipes featuring some of the best anti-cancer foods, including apples, onions, watercress, and broccoli.

Tip: If you are new to our Diet Guide to Skin Cancer Prevention, you may want to check out the diet section (Diet Plan for Preventing Skin Cancer) and the food section (Foods That Fight Skin Cancer) before getting started with the soup recipes in this section.

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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Iced Watercress and Mint Soup

This intriguing 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 skin cancer in animals.
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Tangy Tomato Soup with Basil

Not only do shallots and basil lend their flavor to create this flavorsome soup, but they also offer a multitude of health benefits, especially for people who want to reduce their risk of skin cancer. Shallots are one of the best natural sources of quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Basil, on the other hand, is rich in flavonoids which provide antioxidant protection.
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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 skin cancer. The fresh basil this soup recipe calls for further strengthens the cancer-fighting powers of this dish as basil is rich in flavonoids known for their antioxidant powers.
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Beet and Carrot Soup

This recipe pairs carrots with beets to create a lovely crimson soup that is packed full of nutrients that help prevent skin cancer. Several studies have found betacyanin, a phytochemical responsible for beets' intense 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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Curried Sweet Potato Soup

This delicious low-calorie soup is teeming with nutrients that are thought to reduce the risk of skin 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. What's more, turmeric—the main ingredient in curry powder—is known to possess strong anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.
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Dairy-Free Spinach Soup

This delicious, vibrant green spinach soup draws on the health benefits of spinach. The active compounds in spinach have been shown to reduce skin cancers in laboratory animals.
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Nourishing Nettle Soup

Nettles contain many antioxidants, including 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 and skin-protecting prowess of this healthy soup.
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Broccoli and Barley Soup

Broccoli may be one of the best foods you can eat if you want to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. Broccoli contains certain extraordinary compounds that have been shown to neutralize carcinogenic toxins, fight DNA mutation, trigger apoptosis in cancerous cells, prevent the development of benign tumors into malignant tumors, and prevent the spread of cancer from one organ to another. Also barley is an excellent weapon in your anti-cancer arsenal as it is loaded with selenium, a mineral that can greatly reduce your risk of skin cancer.
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Want More Recipes?

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