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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 […]


Chef’s Playground Takes School Lunch to the Next Level

Continuing our partnership with Chicago’s Academy for Global Citizenship, we’re proud to be the presenting sponsor this year’s Chef’s Playground benefit, which brings together some of the nation’s most elite chefs for a school lunch-themed night of food and fun.   The Academy for Global Citizenship With a mission is to empower all students to […]


5 Easy Ways to Improve Digestive Health

Summer schedules typically fill up fast — longer days allow for more activities. Summer’s also a time when healthy eating is tossed to the wind in favor of convenience, when homemade meals are replaced by packaged snacks or drive-through bags. Bloating, gas, constipation, and pain in general, are all symptoms of a stressed stomach looking for relief.   Digestive health doesn’t […]


Drink Your Colors with Kefir – Powerful Purples and Blues

The last stop in our Drink You Colors with Kefir series is with our powerful, potent purples and blues. Purple and blue fruits and vegetables are abundant in nature, easily recognized and, most of all delicious. From blueberries and blackberries, to eggplants and even cauliflower, they’re packed with important vitamins and minerals and, you guessed […]


What’s the Deal with Fermented Foods?

There’s been a lot of buzz around cultured and fermented foods recently, and for good reasons. While some may of these good bacteria-rich foods have strange-sounding names – kimchi, miso and kombucha, for example – kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut and yes, even wine and beer, are fermented foods that offer some surprising health benefits. Fermentation, or lacto-fermentation, […]


Drink Your Colors with Kefir – Gorgeous Greens

Raise your hand if you know a child who finishes their peas and broccoli, on their own, without protest. We bet very few of you have your hands up, and there’s nothing wrong with that! Vegetables of any variety generally fall into the “yucky” category, due to their tendency to be bitter and less sweet […]


Healthy Ingredient Spotlight: Dates

With a questionable appearance and an unassuming name, dates aren’t typically the first thing someone these days will reach for when they’re looking for a snack. That hasn’t always been true, though. In fact, for centuries dates had been the go to for a quick pick me up, thanks to their high levels of natural, […]