Creamy-Sausage Cauliflower Soup
On cold winter days, this soup will warm you up and keep you full.
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of butter
170 g chicken or turkey sausage, sliced
2 cloves of crushed garlic
1 hand-sliced cauliflower
4 cups chicken stock
1 cup of cream
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 chopped spring onion
Heat half a tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the sausages and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Let’s take the sausages in a bowl and separate them.
Return the saucepan to the stove and heat the butter and the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Saute the garlic and cauliflower for 2 minutes. Let’s add our salt and pepper to the chicken broth and bring it to the boiling point on high heat. Let it cook for 20 minutes on medium-low heat until the cauliflower softens.
Take it off the fire and let it cool. Puree it with a hand blender. Let’s heat it again and add the cream and mustard. While it heats up on medium heat, let’s add our cheddar and sausages. Let’s take our soup from the fire before it starts to boil and put it in our bowls with a ladle. Let’s add fresh onion and a little more cheddar on it and serve it. Enjoy your meal
What is the Ketogenic Diet?
The ketogenic or keto diet is essentially a low-carb diet. We encourage the body to burn fat. When cells cannot obtain carbohydrate product, that is glucose, as fuel, they become fat burning. Thus, your excess and regional fats in storage can be burned, health benefits appear, and at the same time, it has a performance-enhancing effect.
Adaptation is Important on the Ketogenic Diet, So What Does It Mean?
In order to obtain energy efficiently, cells begin to increase special protein structures, which we call enzymes, upon obtaining the basic fuel from fats. This process takes weeks. For this reason, it is very important to manage the adaptation process correctly in terms of eliminating adaptation difficulties.
The ketogenic diet encourages burning fats instead of carbohydrates. An important indicator that you have achieved this is a biochemical state we call ketosis.
Ketosis is actually a metabolic state that shows that particles we call ketones increase in the blood. Ketones are products released after fat breakdown. Having the right level of ketones is important for adaptation, and ultimately for better health, physical performance and weight loss. At the same time, many studies have revealed its mental performance enhancing effects.
How Does the Ketogenic Diet Work?
- Healthy weight loss
- If you have type 2 diabetes, symptoms may improve. Blood sugar drops, the negative effects of high blood sugar are reduced.
- Increases mental focus. The state of ketosis provides a steady flow of ketones to the brain. Excessive fluctuations in blood sugar are prevented. Elimination of glucose fluctuations and regular ketone flow increase focus and concentration.
- Physical resistance increases. Fats provide high energy both more and longer than canohydrates. Glucose bursts allow for a few hours of exercise, while your fat stores can provide weeks of months of energy. In addition, there is no excessive fatigue after exercise.
- Symptoms and seizures are significantly reduced in patients with epilepsy. It has been accepted as an established medical treatment method since the 1920s.
- blood pressure normalizes,
- Skin acne or pimples are alleviated,
- Reflux and other stomach ailments are reduced,
- Sugar crises are reduced,
- Many studies have shown that the risks of heart attack, cerebral palsy and diabetes, called metabolic syndrome, are reduced.
What Foods Do We Consume on the Ketogenic Diet?
If you are just starting the ketogenic diet or have advanced in the diet, your main food groups should be;
Natural Oils (such as olive oil, butter, cream)
Fish and Seafood (rich in natural oils)
Most vegetables grown above ground (except corn – because they are high in carbohydrates)
I wish you healthy and happy days