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

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

cancer-fighting soups

5. Nettle Soup

Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 leek, washed and finely sliced
  • 1 large floury potato(Maris Piper or similar), thinly sliced
  • 1lb vegetable stock
  • 400g stinging or dead nettles, washed, leaves picked
  • 50g organic butter, diced
  • 50ml double or cashew cream

Instructions:

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  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, carrot, leek and potato, and cook for 10 minutess
  3.  or until the vegetables start to soften.
  4. Add the stock and cook for a further 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are soft.
  5. Add the nettle leaves, simmer for 1 min to wilt, then blend the soup.
  6. Season to taste, then stir in the butter and cream.
  7. To serve, drizzle with extra oil and scatter with dead nettle flowers, if you have them.

Nettle is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, selenium, zinc, and flavonoids.

Some studies suggest that stinging nettle is comparable to finasteride, a common drug, in slowing the growth of certain prostate cells.

Unlike finasteride, the herb does not decrease prostate size or affect healthy cells (8).

6. Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp yellow curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne) powder
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • Coconut oil

Instructions:

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  1. Add onions and let them sweat.
  2. Cook for a few minutes and then add garlic and stir.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and stir.
  4. Add sweet potatoes, curry powder, cayenne and stir.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Add coconut milk and cover.
  7. Simmer for 25 minutes more over low heat.
  8. Remove form heat and let it cool/
  9. Puree in a blender and serve.

Sweet potatoes have significant antiproliferative and antimetastatic effects on human colorectal cancer cells (9).

They contain Beta-carotene, which is used to treat heart disease, cataracts, and age related macular degeneration (AMD); and to treat AIDS, alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, infertility and more.

It’s particularly potent against breast cancer and ovarian cancer (10). Coconut, on the other hand, was found to kill 93% of colon cancer cells in just two days.

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