Health

7 Smoothies to Boost Your Immune System

Support your immune system and keep your belly balanced with these seven delicious smoothies, all made with fresh fruits, vegetables, and kefir! We firmly believe that drinking a glass or two of kefir daily helps keep immune systems strong (science supports this belief, too!), but it never hurts to fortify your diet with extra vitamins […]


Skip the Bacon, Grab Some Kefir

Did you hear? Red meat is out. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer recently announced that, after a long and thorough review of the scientific literature, they have concluded that red meat consumption…should be kept to a minimum. Ok, so their exact words are, “Probably carcinogenic to humans.” It’s now in […]


Keep Your Immune System Strong this Fall

Fall is here, and along with the swift influx of sweaters, boots, wreaths and pumpkin spice lattes comes something much more insidious: the Fall Cold.   Fighting the Fall Cold As far as we can tell, everyone has had a fall cold at some point in their life. Many write their symptoms off as allergies, but […]


#GlobalGoals: Health and Well-Being

This is part two of our #GlobalGoals series. To read part one, click here. +++ Imagine what you could accomplish in fifteen years – what you could learn, achieve, see, change and experience. Imagine the good you could do, and imagine the bad that could happen from not taking action when you should have. This weekend, the […]


#GlobalGoals: Ending Hunger

Imagine what you could accomplish in fifteen years – what you could learn, achieve, see, change and experience. Imagine the good you could do, and imagine the bad that could happen from not taking action when you should have. This weekend, the leaders of all of the 193 United Nations member countries will get together to […]


The Wonders of Whey

Over the past few weeks the Lifeway Kitchen team has been experimenting with straining our kefir into a thick cream. The results are amazing (check out this recipe to see for yourself), but we’ve run into one problem: what should we do with all of the whey. Wait, whey? What’s whey? Milk, and therefore kefir, is […]


Healthy Ingredient Spotlight: Bok Choy

Throughout our Healthy Ingredient Spotlight series, we’ve discussed a variety of fruits, vegetables and spices that provide specific health benefits. Some, like watermelon and avocado, are well known and loved, while others, like tart cherries, turmeric and watercress, are less familiar. We work to keep a balance between “a bit weird” and “a bit well known” […]


Wonderful Watermelon Day

No summer is complete without indulging in a slice or six of succulent, juicy watermelon. Sweet, crisp and refreshing, ripe watermelon is a staple fruit of summer and worthy of a day dedicated to celebrating it’s existence, which happens to be today. National Watermelon Day That’s right, watermelon (like so many other foods) has a dedicated to it, and because […]


Pucker Up and Discover the Power of Sour

Why yes, that is us you read about in the August issue of O: The Oprah Magazine! In “Sweet on Tart” on page 90, readers are encouraged to discover “the power of sour” and start incorporating tart foods like kefir into their diets. The article features many great nuggets of information about why you should […]


An Interview with an RDN: You and Kefir

Last week we brought you the first in our Interview with an RDN series – Probiotics 101. This week, we’re following up with some of your most common questions about what kefir can do for you, and if it’s appropriate for your diet and lifestyle. Once again Molly Bray, RDN, a Community Dietitian with Jewel Osco; […]