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How to Avoid a Food Coma

  Food co•ma (food COH-muh) noun: A state of extreme sluggishness induced by the consumption of a large quantity of food. Sample usage: “Are you seriously asking me to play football after Thanksgiving dinner? I’m in such a food coma. I’m never eating again.” We’ve all been there. Lying on the couch with a bloated belly […]


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 […]


7 Warm Breakfasts for Cool Mornings

Is the cold weather disrupting your breakfast routine? We don’t blame you! We always look forward to sipping on our favorite cold kefir smoothie to start our day, but sometimes we crave something warm and comforting. Not willing to give up our daily dose of protein and probiotics, we turn to the Lifeway Kitchen for […]


Brussels Sprouts: Superfood Spotlight

Brussels sprouts grace our plates during the holiday season, bringing back memories of childhood avoidance. But as we grew up, we (or at least most of us) started to appreciate their unique taste and superfood qualities. Whether we have them as a side during Thanksgiving or torture our kids with taking a bite, it’s important to realize that these little cabbages come with […]


The Health Benefits of Giving

With Halloween over, the countdown is on to Thanksgiving. Many of us celebrate Thanksgiving by contemplating all we have to be grateful for, and we all know how good that feels. Lots of us also choose to give back in some way during the holidays – volunteering, donating money to a favorite cause, or just […]


Healthy Halloween Recipe Round Up

While Halloween (for many) is a night of munching on candy and other not-so-belly-friendly dishes, it doesn’t have to be! There are plenty of festive and delicious ways to not only celebrate the holiday, but fuel up for a night of fun. From powerful breakfast smoothies to protein-packed dinners, read on for our list of […]


Probiotic Partner: Sauerkraut

At the start of the year, E! News predicted that sauerkraut would be one of the trendiest foods of 2015. That’s because the crunchy, tangy fermented side dish is overflowing with healthy probiotic bacteria. In fact, all those good-for-you bugs are likely what prompted iconic integrative physician Andrew Weil, MD, to call sauerkraut “a living […]


Fall’s Bounty: 6 Ways to Use Apples

Here in the Midwest, the leaves on our beautiful trees are turning and falling fast, which means we have just a few weeks left to take trips to the local apple orchards and stock up on bushels and bushels of tart, juicy, crisp apples. Falling For Apples   Apples don’t just taste good, they’re good […]


Healthy Halloween Candy Swaps

Halloween is just around the corner, and no doubt you’ve seen grocery store aisle fill up with bags and boxes of colorful confections. While a little indulgence here in there won’t do too much damage, devouring a bag or two of snack-sized chocolate bars and chewy toffees might. To keep yourself from mindlessly munching, but […]