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

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

cancer-fighting soups

4. Tomato-Basil Oil Soup

Serves 6.

Ingredients:

For the soup:

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  • large bunch fresh basil , leaves picked, stalks finely chopped
  • Himalayan salt
  • 200 ml extra virgin olive oil

For the oil:

  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , peeled and sliced
  • 2 kg mixed tomatoes , very ripe
  • Red wine vinegar

Instructions:

  1. To make the basil oil, place a few of the basil leaves in a bowl of cold water and set aside.
  2. Place the rest in a mortar with a pinch of salt.
  3. Add a pinch of salt and use a pestle to turn it into a dark green paste.
  4. Place the paste in a small bowl and mix it with the olive oil.
  5. To make the soup,  drizzle a generous amount of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Add the basil stalks to the pan with the sliced garlic and fry for about a minute
  7. Add the tomatoes and sautee for a few minutes.
  8. Stir in 150ml of water and bring to the boil.
  9. Reduce to a medium heat and let the tomatoes cook for 5 minutes until they are slightly broken down.
  10. Remove the soup from the heat and splash with red wine vinegar.
  11. Pulse with a blender until you’ve achieved the desired consistency.

Regular garlic consumption greatly reduces risk of stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast cancer.

One study found that women who consumed high amounts of garlic had a 50% lower risk of cancer of the distal colon compared with women who consume garlic infrequently (6).

Tomatoes are relatively rich sources of folate, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and lycopene that act against prostate, lung, and stomach cancer.

In one study, individuals who were in the top half of tomato consumption had a lower risk of all cancers combined compared with those in the bottom half (7).

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