Health

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 […]


We’ve Got the Fever: It’s Allergy Season

Allergy season is upon us. If you’re one of the millions of bleary-eyed, runny-nosed Americans who struggle with Hay Fever every summer, as the lovely green trees, flowers and grass release their tiny pollen grains into the air, grab a tissue and take a seat. A brand new meta-analysis of 23 studies has confirmed that […]


Drink Your Colors with Kefir – Brilliant Browns and Whites

Popular brown and white fruits and vegetables include cauliflower, dates, brown pears mushrooms, parsnips, onions, garlic, ginger and potatoes. Seeds and spices, including flax seed, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon also fall into this category. Like all colorful fruits, vegetables and seeds, brown/white options contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. […]


Drink Your Colors with Kefir – Yummy Yellow

This week’s Drink Your Colors with Kefir shines the spotlight on yellow – the color of sunshine, bananas, lemons, squash and corn. Yellow fruits and veggies are in the same family as orange fruits and veggies – they contain high concentrations of carotenoids and phytonutrients, including beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, and vitamin C. These nutrients have […]


Drink Your Colors with Kefir: Outrageous Oranges

Continuing down the rainbow in our Drink Your Colors with Kefir series, we’ve reached orange – the color of sunsets, basketballs, pumpkins, carrots and, well, oranges. It’s a bright color that you definitely can’t miss with your eyes, and one you don’t want to leave out of your diet! All fruits and vegetables (and even […]


Drink Your Colors with Kefir: Ruby Red Strawberries

At Lifeway, our favorite time of year is always spring – when the weather gets warmer, the days get longer and the rain starts pouring. You read that right, we love rain. Why? Well, like the old adage says, with April showers come May flowers. More precisely, May produce. We love spring because it means we […]


Cereal: It’s What’s for Brinner

If you’re looking for an excuse to get out of cooking dinner and to dig into a bowl of cereal instead, look no further than the Harvard School of Public Health. The school just released a study finding that people who eat high fiber cereal enjoy a 34 percent reduced risk of death from diabetes. More, they also have […]


What is Food Safety Day?

Did you know that there are more than 200 different diseases that are caused by unsafe food – food containing harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses, chemical substances? Or that there are estimated to be more than two million deaths from contaminated drinking water every year? That food safety can be compromised on every level of food […]