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Watermelon: Superfood Spotlight

Hot summer days always make us yearn for a cold, juicy slice of watermelon. No cookout, barbecue, picnic – or even weekend – is complete without it (or our limited edition Watermelon Kefir, for that matter). With a water content of about 90%, it’s understandable why we crave this refreshing fruit when the mercury rises. But there’s a lot more to watermelon than just water. This pink fruit is bursting with benefits!


Lifeway and Starfruit Team Up for Pride

Tomorrow is the 46th Annual Chicago Pride Parade, and with Friday’s impressive Supreme Court ruling, we’re sure it’s going to be one of the best yet. Not ones to miss local celebrations of love, acceptance and equality, we’ll once again be teaming up with the Anti Defamation League and marching proudly to celebrate diversity, Chicago’s […]


How to Give Baby’s Immune System a Head Start

We’ve known for a long time that kefir and probiotics are beneficial to health, and we continue to be excited when we learn of more and more research that supports our knowledge. From studies recommending our favorite bugs for management of digestive disorders, including Ulcerative Colitis, to papers that illustrate the gut-mind connection, probiotics are in the health spotlight more than […]


Finding Our True North with Wanderlust

When it comes to being healthy, what you put in your body is just one piece of the puzzle, albeit a very important one. At Lifeway, we’re dedicated to producing the absolute best kefir, made from the highest quality ingredients, to fuel our bodies. We’re a health food company – the food we make should […]


Lifeway + Simple Mills: Summer Vegetable Breakfast Bake

There’s not much we love more than creamy, delicious Lifeway Kefir, but if we were to make a top ten list, working with local companies that have a passion for healthy foods would be on it. That’s why we were delighted when the fine folks at Simple Mills approached us a few months back with some fabulous treats, […]


Lifeway Treats Brooklyn at the 2015 Northside Festival

The Northside Festival is back and bigger than ever this week in sunny Brooklyn, NY! The fest, now it its third year, features more than 400 musical acts, 150 inspiring speakers and 50 movies, providing listening and viewing opportunities for everyone to enjoy! As sponsors of the festival, we’ll also be around sampling some of our famous […]


Lifeway Loves National Dairy Month

June is one of our favorite months – beaches and pools are open, school is out for the summer, fresh produce is everywhere and we can (finally) put our winter coats away. There’s also a special reason the Lifeway family appreciates the first month of summer it’s National Dairy Month! We take dairy seriously at Lifeway and firmly […]


Could Probiotics Replace Antibiotics in the Meat Industry?

If you’ve ever picked up a package of chicken at the grocery store and seen the words, “no antibiotics” written on the label, you’ve probably paused and thought, “What? Why would there be antibiotics in my chicken?” But the fact is, many animals – including chickens, cows to seafood – receive routine doses of antibiotics to […]


Why You Should Drink Your Colors with Kefir

Throughout our Drink Your Colors with Kefir series, we’ve discussed the importance of including a variety of colorful, fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Colorful fruits and vegetables, we’ve learned, are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes that are beneficial to human health. From phytonutrients to flavonoids, antioxidants to fiber, each individual piece […]


Probiotics: The Real Tooth Fairy?

Recently, our CEO Julie Smolyansky’s oldest daughter lost one of her top front teeth. As she was promised, the Tooth Fairy paid her a visit and left $3.50 underneath her pillow – just enough to purchase a 32-ounce bottle of our kefir. Even though Toothless McGee (as we now call her) drinks kefir on a […]