Happy New Year!
We’ve crafted a simple recipe to help you ring in 2023 with a burst of nutrients. Our Kefir Pomegranate Frosé is light, sweet, and loaded with probiotics. We blend Lifeway Cranberry Creme Brûlée Kefir with a cup of rosé wine and a handful of strawberries for this delightfully fresh frosé. Beyond the 12 live and active probiotic cultures, Lifeway Kefir is also packed with protein, calcium, and vitamin D. What an excellent way to start the new year!
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know
With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.
Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunity, improve allergies, and improve digestion.
Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole-fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of foods. Your body actually can’t digest probiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.
- 1 cup rosé wine
- 1 cup cranberry Cranberry Crème Brulee Lowfat Kefir
- 5 cups pomegranate seeds
- 4 cups ice
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- Blend together all ingredients in a blender and serve in wine flutes.