Health

6 Foods that Fight Colds

Cold season is upon us, and this year we’re ready! We’re stocking our kitchens and pantries with our favorite food remedies that will help prevent seasonal colds and help us feel better faster if we do catch one. Check out six of our favorite, accessible, and delicious foods to fend off colds this season. Fall Foods that […]


Eat Your Fruits and Veggies on World Vegetarian Day

Today is World Vegetarian Day – the official kick-off of Vegetarian Awareness Month, celebrated every October. According to the North American Vegetarian Society, “World Vegetarian Day was established…to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.” In short, it is a day created to celebrate all the wonderful things that can come with a vegetarian diet! There’s […]


Bye Bye, Antibac!

Antibacterial is out! As huge proponents of probiotics, we’ve always believed in nurturing your microbiome, not destroying it — and now it appears the FDA feels the same way. A few weeks ago, the FDA officially banned the use of triclosan, triclocarban, and 17 other chemicals in antibacterial hand soap and body washes. Not only are these products no […]


Easy DIY Kefir Face Masks for Natural Glowing Skin

Kefir is more than just a healthy drink! It also makes an effective, nourishing face mask for any skin type thanks to the probiotics and naturally-occurring Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA).   AHA’s are a group of chemical compounds that are found in a variety of organic compounds, including fresh fruit, sugar cane, and milk. They’re the key ingredient in many […]


What are natural flavors?

Artificial flavors, natural flavors – you’ve seen them on labels, but what are the differences between the two? Natural flavors, as the name indicates, are derived from real, natural sources. All natural flavors that Lifeway uses are made from fruit juices, fruit essences, and essential oils. The fruit flavoring is derived from the fruit itself. […]


4 Reasons Blending Beats Juicing

While food trends come and go with the seasons, some have true lasting power. Juicing is one, and making smoothies is another, and we’re often asked, “is it better to juice or to blend?” The decision can be tough, and there are strong advocates for and against both. Smoothies and juices are typically packed with healthy […]


Added Sugar to be Required on New Nutrition Labels: FDA

Coming soon will be an updated Nutrition Facts Panel aka “The Nutrition Facts.” The new label will feature a larger type for Calories, a new line for added sugar, and the addition of Vitamin D and Potassium. With the current nutrition label standards being more than 20 years old, we here at Lifeway are excited about the update especially […]


Mental Health in America: National Mental Health Month

Last week we introduced our Mental Health Awareness Month series with a post about new research showing a connection between probiotic-rich foods, such as kefir, and reduced anxiety. We also talked about the White House’s National Microbiome Initiative (NMI), which will “advance microbiome science in ways that will benefit individuals, communities, and the planet.” Today we’re taking this series […]


The Secret to Happiness? Gut Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a month where those who often suffer silently are acknowledged. As kefir producers, it makes us proud to know that our product may aid in bolstering mental health. There have been several studies that have linked probiotic-rich foods to a decrease in anxiety. In fact, we’ve written about probiotics’ potential mental health benefits before.