Health

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.


Ticket Giveaway to The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo will take place in Schaumburg, IL from May 14-15. Lifeway has four (4) free single day adult passes to giveaway to four (4) lucky winners! The codes we will give out are good for either Sunday or Saturday (your choice). In addition to checking out some of the […]


Innovation Summit: Kefir & Science

The 2015-2016 Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge kicked off its Innovation Summit yesterday with a Welcome Dinner Beach Party, where we served our famously delicious Hibiscus Frozen Kefir Floats for dessert! Lifeway is proud to be sponsoring this year’s Summit which runs April 20-24 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.   The […]


Heart Strong with Kefir: Your Heart and Probiotics

Hearts are a big deal, to put it simply, and we love reading the latest studies and findings about the small steps we can take outside of the doctor’s office to keep your ticker in tip-top shape. Our interest was especially piqued when we saw a recent headline, 11 Surprising Ways to Prevent a Heart […]


Superfood Spotlight: Cauliflower

When it comes to cauliflower, there tend to be two distinctly different opinions of this bountiful Brassica: you’re either really for it or you’re really against it. Vegetables are polarizing for sure, but there’s something about cauliflower (and to an extent, it’s cousin broccoli) that makes people either love it or leave it. Move Away […]