Anti-Polyp Soup Recipes for a Healthy Colon
The anti-polyp soup recipes are naturally rich in polyp-fighting nutrients such as magnesium, betacyanin, quercetin, gingerol, and curcumin.
Apple and Onion Soup
This recipe combines apples and onions, two of the best natural sources of the bioflavonoid quercetin. Quercetin has shown promising potential for preventing and controlling the formation of intestinal polyps.
1 tbsp canola oil
2 medium yellow onions, sliced
1 small leek, chopped
1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
1/2 tbsp fresh thyme
3 organic apples cut into small dices
6 cups fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth
- Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until golden
- Pour in the broth and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Add apples, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 10 minutes
- Season with salt and pepper, if desired
- Ladle into soup bowls and serve.
Beet and Carrot Soup
Combines beets and carrots to create a beautiful crimson soup that also helps preventing colon polyps. The fiber in beets and carrots reduces the time the stool staying in the intestines, thereby limiting the colon’s exposure to potential carcinogens. In addition, several studies have shown that betacyanin, a phytochemical compound responsible for beets’ intense purple color, is highly effective at fighting cancer, particularly colon cancer.
3 medium beets, peeled and diced
1 tbsp canola oil
1 cup onion, chopped
1 pound carrots, diced
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1.4 litres (6 U.S. cups) vegetable stock
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onion until golden brown. Add ginger and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently
- Add beets, carrots, and stock. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered until beets and carrots are tender, about 25 minutes
- In a food processor, purée soup in batches. Taste soup and adjust seasonings
- Serve hot or cold, garnished with cilantro leaves
Curried Carrot Soup
This carrot soup is seasoned with curry and ginger, both containing compounds that have been shown to maintain a healthy colon. Curry contains a compound that can identify potential cancer cells by their abnormal chemistry and consequently induce self-destruction of these harmful cells – without damaging healthy cells. Gingerol, the main active compound in ginger, has been shown to reduce both the size and number of tumors in test animals.
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, smashed
2 tsp curry powder
1 1/2 pounds organic carrots, unpeeled but scrubbed,
sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and curry powder, and cook about 30 seconds, stirring constantly
- Add carrots, onion, ginger, onion, and broth, and bring to boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until carrots are tender (about 20 minutes)
- Working in batches, purée soup in a blender or use an immersible hand blender to blend soup until smooth
- Serve hot or cold.