Antibacterial is out! As huge proponents of probiotics, we’ve always believed in nurturing your microbiome, not destroying it — and now it appears the FDA feels the same way. A few weeks ago, the FDA officially banned the use of triclosan, triclocarban, and 17 other chemicals in antibacterial hand soap and body washes. Not only are these products no […]
Artificial flavors, natural flavors – you’ve seen them on labels, but what are the differences between the two? Natural flavors, as the name indicates, are derived from real, natural sources. All natural flavors that Lifeway uses are made from fruit juices, fruit essences, and essential oils. The fruit flavoring is derived from the fruit itself. […]
With a rumored coffee shortage coming soon, we wanted to find some caffeine substitutes that will help you avoid the jitters and withdrawal of your afternoon cup of joe.
Whether you’re heading back to college or have kids of your own, prepping snacks and lunches in advance can save a lot of time. We have some snack ideas that will help you tackle the busy fall schedules ahead. 1. The To-Go Snack Being hangry is the last thing you want when trying to shuttle your kids […]
As a Duke University Hospital dietetic intern who also happens to be lactose intolerant, Lauren Littmann is in the unique position of really needing to know her stuff when it comes to lactose-free options. So when she recently tweeted at us, “My favorite source of probiotics. Fermented milk, y’all #happygut” alongside a pic of our blueberry kefir, we knew that we wanted to reach out to her and hear what else she had to say.
We like to think that our kefir is the ultimate secret ingredient every cook needs in his or her kitchen. Not only is kefir delicious on its own, it is also an incredibly versatile and useful ingredient in many of our favorite dishes and recipes. Kefir’s acidic nature makes it an excellent marinade for your favorite cuts […]
Chef Seamus Mullen is back to give us some advice on a common struggle many of us face this time of year – how do we stay cool when the weather heats up? After joining us for a hot and humid (yet nonetheless fantastic) Taste of Chicago a few weeks back, Seamus is sharing his favorite ways to keep cool when the sun is at its hottest. Read on for his advice!
Chef Seamus Mullen is back on our blog giving us some advice on a common question we ask ourselves every summer – how do we stick to a clean/healthy diet while out and about or traveling? Seamus is dedicated to staying active and energized, even though he travels frequently. Read on to see his advice! […]
While food trends come and go with the seasons, some have true lasting power. Juicing is one, and making smoothies is another, and we’re often asked, “is it better to juice or to blend?” The decision can be tough, and there are strong advocates for and against both. Smoothies and juices are typically packed with healthy […]
Last week we introduced our Mental Health Awareness Month series with a post about new research showing a connection between probiotic-rich foods, such as kefir, and reduced anxiety. We also talked about the White House’s National Microbiome Initiative (NMI), which will “advance microbiome science in ways that will benefit individuals, communities, and the planet.” Today we’re taking this series […]