We’re going with our guts and saying that we have created the snack of the summer: Watermelon Toast! It’s a healthy treat made with our farmer cheese, plus it’s so easy to make. Spread the incredible, protein-packed Lifeway Farmer Cheese on a thin slice of watermelon, then top with your favorite fruits and herbs for a winning flavor combo. Or, add your favorite berries of your choice. The limits are endless with this recipe, so check out this toast with the most and enjoy!
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. Our Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, 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.
- 1/2 - 1 cup Farmer Cheese
- fresh blueberries
- fresh strawberries
- fresh cherries
- fresh blackberries
- mint leaves
- fresh thyme
- honey or maple syrup
- Slice watermelon into thin (1/2 in thick) rectangles and top with farmer cheese, fresh fruit, and herbs!