Heal Your Body From The Inside Out With These 8 Cancer-Fighting Soups

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

cancer-fighting soups

2. Beet and Carrot Soup

Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium beets (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 6 cups of organic vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 3/4 teaspoon himalayan salt
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

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  1. Peel the beets under running water to avoid making a mess.
  2. Cut the beets into large chunks.
  3. In a stock pot over medium heat, heat the oil.
  4. Next, saute the onion until they become translucent.
  5. Add the carrots, ginger, and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Add beets and stock.
  7. Once the soup reaches a boil, simmer the soup, covered, for 50 minutes.
  8. Remove form heat, add orange rind, and stir well.
  9. Puree the soup in batches in a glass blender.
  10. Taste the soup, and adjust the seasonings and serve.

Beets contain betacyanin, which is effective in suppressing the development of multi-organ tumors. It’s anticancer effects are comparable to the anticancer drug, doxorubicin (adriamycin) but is much less toxic than the drug. It’s particularly potent
in the androgen-independent human prostate cancer cells (2).

Carrots contain falcarinol, which can alter drug-resistant proteins in breast cancer cells to make them more sensitive to cancer treatment (3).

3. Grandma’s Chicken Soup

Makes 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds), cut into pieces (including back)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon Himilayan salt
  • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced (4 cups)
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 medium carrots, sliced 1/2 inch thick

Instructions:

  1. Bring chicken, water, and salt to a boil in a large stockpot.
  2. Add onions, celery, and garlic.
  3. Reduce heat and Skim foam.
  4. Simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove breast, slice into thin strips and set aside.
  6. Add carrots. Simmer, partially covered, for 40 minutes.
  7. Remove chicken and let cool slightly.
  8. Remove meat from bones, and cut into bite-size pieces.
  9. Stir in desired amount of chicken and keep the remaining pieces for future use.
  10. Skim fat and season with salt.

Chicken soup affects neutrophils, white blood cells that are the body’s main defense against infection.

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Chemotherapy and radiotherapy lowers your level of these important cells (4). Chicken broth also contains anti-inflammatory compounds, which help prevent the development of cancer (5).

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