Health

New at Lifeway: Whole Milk Kefir with Real Fruit Puree

  Say hello to the latest lineup in the Lifeway family: whole milk kefir with real fruit puree. Each 32-oz bottle is blended with creamy full-fat milk and real fruit puree. Inspired by her annual summer trips to the local berry farm with her daughters, our CEO Julie wanted to share the wholesome and fresh […]


Kefir Vs Yogurt: Which one is healthier?

What exactly is the difference between kefir and yogurt? They both start out as milk, they’re both fermented, and they’re both tart and tangy — yet they’re completely different products. We’ve got the lowdown on the biggest differences between kefir vs yogurt. For starters, kefir has 12 different strains of live and active cultures and […]


Chocolate Pie Dessert Parfaits

We’ve teamed up with our friends at SunSpire for the ULTIMATE chocolate recipe collection. We created four different chocolate pie kefir dessert parfaits that satisfy any sweet tooth! Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie Parfait 1 plain kefir cup 1-2 medium-sized chocolate chip cookie 1 tbsp chocolate chips Rocky Road Pie Parfait 1 plain kefir cup 1-2 cream stuffed […]


Kefir: The Cultured Dairy Beverage You Should Be Drinking

Confused about the buzz around dairy and whether you should consume it or not? With concerns about lactose intolerance and claims that dairy can increase inflammation, it’s no wonder people are advocating against it. But it’s not always so black and white – in fact, cultured (or fermented) dairy is particularly beneficial. It can often […]


Tomatoes: Superfood Spotlight

Tomatoes are one of the world’s most consumed fruits and can be used for a variety of different dishes. Originally grown by the Aztecs in Mexico, they became popular in the America’s during the 19th century. This humble fruit is not only sweet and tart, but nutrient-dense and packed with a variety of minerals and […]


What Are Healthy Fats? Why Are They Good For You?

The low-fat food trend has received a lot of criticism in recent years. Because of this, foods high in healthy fats are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Of course, not all fats are created equal. Trans fat, for example, should be avoided at all costs, whereas unsaturated fats, like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, are actually […]


Beets: Superfood Spotlight

Beneficial. Bountiful. Beets. Aside from their beautiful color, this superfood is rich in a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support your body’s natural detoxification processes. Add them to your smoothies or salads – your body will thank you! Beets are a root vegetable with a rich color that sparks a craving for their earthy […]


Let’s Talk About Poop

There should be no shame or embarrassment when it comes to something as natural and primal as pooping. Yet in our modern day culture, poop is still considered taboo, causing us to go to the bathroom only when it’s empty, waiting to go until you get home, or continuous flushing to avoid anyone from hearing. […]


Todo lo que has querido saber sobre los probióticos

Todos hemos escuchado cómo los probióticos pueden ser saludables para ti, pero ¿qué son exactamente? Tenemos las respuestas para todas tus preguntas relacionadas con probióticos. Aquí hay todo lo que siempre has querido saber sobre los probióticos y sus beneficios. Primer plano de la bacteria Leuconostoc Cremoris, una cepa probiótica viva y activa que se […]


Dieting Doesn’t Have to Mean Deprivation

This blog was written by Dasha Agoulnik, a NASM certified personal trainer. She is a Master of Science in Nutrition student at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and future registered dietitian.

Choosing the right diet can be a difficult and time-consuming task. In my experience, the most effective diets are not about sacrifices or restrictions. A sustainable diet is about finding the ideal balance of macronutrients to give your body what it needs to power through your daily activities. Whether your day-to-day routine requires manual labor or sitting at a desk, it’s possible to create a well-balanced meal plan that leaves you satisfied. That’s why, in my professional experience, I focus on creating flexible diet plans specifically formulated to fit individual needs.