Health

#GlobalGoals: Ending Hunger

Imagine what you could accomplish in fifteen years – what you could learn, achieve, see, change and experience. Imagine the good you could do, and imagine the bad that could happen from not taking action when you should have. This weekend, the leaders of all of the 193 United Nations member countries will get together to […]


The Wonders of Whey

Over the past few weeks the Lifeway Kitchen team has been experimenting with straining our kefir into a thick cream. The results are amazing (check out this recipe to see for yourself), but we’ve run into one problem: what should we do with all of the whey. Wait, whey? What’s whey? Milk, and therefore kefir, is […]


Healthy Ingredient Spotlight: Bok Choy

Throughout our Healthy Ingredient Spotlight series, we’ve discussed a variety of fruits, vegetables and spices that provide specific health benefits. Some, like watermelon and avocado, are well known and loved, while others, like tart cherries, turmeric and watercress, are less familiar. We work to keep a balance between “a bit weird” and “a bit well known” […]


Wonderful Watermelon Day

No summer is complete without indulging in a slice or six of succulent, juicy watermelon. Sweet, crisp and refreshing, ripe watermelon is a staple fruit of summer and worthy of a day dedicated to celebrating it’s existence, which happens to be today. National Watermelon Day That’s right, watermelon (like so many other foods) has a dedicated to it, and because […]


Pucker Up and Discover the Power of Sour

Why yes, that is us you read about in the August issue of O: The Oprah Magazine! In “Sweet on Tart” on page 90, readers are encouraged to discover “the power of sour” and start incorporating tart foods like kefir into their diets. The article features many great nuggets of information about why you should […]


An Interview with an RDN: You and Kefir

Last week we brought you the first in our Interview with an RDN series – Probiotics 101. This week, we’re following up with some of your most common questions about what kefir can do for you, and if it’s appropriate for your diet and lifestyle. Once again Molly Bray, RDN, a Community Dietitian with Jewel Osco; […]


An Interview with an RDN: Probiotics 101

Over the past few weeks, we’ve received tons of emails and phone calls from you (our loyal kefir drinkers), asking some seriously awesome questions about the power of probiotics, the origins of kefir and how Lifeway can help you live a happier, healthier life. While we’re able to answer many of your questions, we want […]


Sensational Summertime Smoothie Bowl

When we’re looking for a healthy breakfast on the go, we reach for a bottle of our favorite kefir. Whether we opt for unflavored, fruity or fiber-filled, we know our cultured dairy beverage will help satisfy our hunger and balance our bellies while giving us the energy to power through our day. When we have […]


Meet the Spiralizer: Summer’s Hottest Cooking Tool

If you’re like us, you spend way too much time on Pinterest, searching for cool new recipes to make with Lifeway Kefir. Like Kefir Plum Overnight Oats. Or fish tacos. Or Coconut Kefir Pancakes. While poking around recently, we noticed a bunch of people pinning recipes for dishes made with a spiralizer. While it sounds […]


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 […]