Five Bean Veggie Soup – Cancer Fighting Super Food

Beans Are A Cancer Fighting Superfood

By: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500 Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga

Beans are a cancer fighting super food. Studies have shown a diet rich in beans increased levels of the fatty acid butyrate, which in high concentrations has protective effects against cancer growth. Beans contain other health-promoting substances such as antioxidants that may also protect against cancer.

Got this great little gift from my girlfriend, Rochelle with a pre-made ingredients for Five Bean Soup in a small mason jar. Look a bit boring without saute’ veggies so I thought I would embellish a bit and see what I could create. Well as it turns out it was a big hit with my entire family; even the son that doesn’t eat things that are good for him. Let me make one important note – It is incredibly easy to make, and fast.


1/2 cup dried pinto beans
1/2 cup dried split green peas (or green lentils)
1/2 cup dried great northern beans
1/2 cup dried black beans
1/2 cup dried kidney beans
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 medium onion chopped
6 shiitake mushrooms diced
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
2 teaspoons pink salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 bay leaves
2 vegetable bouillon cubes
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil


  1.  Rinse beans and place in 4 cups of water.
  2.  Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 30 minutes.
  3.  Drain and return beans to the pot and add 6 cups of filtered water, 2 bouillon cubes and bay leafs.
  4.  Saute’ mushrooms, onions, celery and carrots in vegetable oil until tender. Add to the soup stock when done.
  5.  Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour or until beans are tender.
  6.  Remove bay leaves before serving.

Diana RossAbout Diana Ross:  E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher, survivor that cares and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at if you have questions.

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