Superfood Spotlight: Cauliflower

When it comes to cauliflower, there tend to be two distinctly different opinions of this bountiful Brassica: you’re either really for it or you’re really against it. Vegetables are polarizing for sure, but there’s something about cauliflower (and to an extent, it’s cousin broccoli) that makes people either love it or leave it. Move Away […]


The Deal with Vitamin D

For many of us, the winter months mean lots of snow, shorter days, and a whole lot of time spent indoors. While that’s good news for couch potatoes, it’s bad news for anyone looking to stay active and healthy. And it’s especially bad news if you’re already low in vitamin D, also known as the Sunshine […]


Superfood Spotlight: Teff

One of the food trends we’re most excited to see explode in 2016 is the growth in interest, and availability, of ancient grains (sometimes called super grains). Long gone are the days where our only options were brown or white rice. Thanks to the introduction of cous cous, followed swiftly and powerfully by quinoa (an […]


Lifeway’s 6 Food Trends for 2016

The holiday season is at an end and for some, the beginning of the new year is a chance to reflect on the previous year and make goals for what lies ahead. Our world revolves around kefir and the many healthy applications it has on our lives and the lives of our drinkers, and we […]


Mindful Sipping, Intuitive Eating

Imagine yourself at your  family’s big annual holiday dinner this past December. Food is everywhere – bowls of salty nuts, a massive shrimp cocktail tray, a huge buffet of dinner dishes and a dessert cart crammed with cakes, cookies and pies. Did you: Pick up a single peppermint stick and retreat to a quiet bedroom, […]


How to Enjoy Snack Time While Still Eating Healthy

In the Lifeway Kitchen, snack time is one of our favorite times. We firmly believe that eating healthy snacks between meals, or when we’re hungry, helps us stay on track with a healthy diet and avoid binge eating (or digging into the cookie jar) later. In other words, snacks can be crucial to sticking to […]


Kefir + Digestion: How Kefir May Help Your Digestive System

If the holiday season has you feeling bloated, lethargic or downright stuffed, you’re not alone. What starts out innocently enough as, “a cookie here, a cocktail there” quickly balloons into days – or weeks – of eating indulgent and rich foods your body isn’t used to. Celebratory feasting is certainly appropriate (and appreciated – it’s […]


7 Smoothies to Boost Your Immune System

Support your immune system and keep your belly balanced with these seven delicious smoothies, all made with fresh fruits, vegetables, and kefir! We firmly believe that drinking a glass or two of kefir daily helps keep immune systems strong (science supports this belief, too!), but it never hurts to fortify your diet with extra vitamins […]


Probiotic Partner: Sauerkraut

At the start of the year, E! News predicted that sauerkraut would be one of the trendiest foods of 2015. That’s because the crunchy, tangy fermented side dish is overflowing with healthy probiotic bacteria. In fact, all those good-for-you bugs are likely what prompted iconic integrative physician Andrew Weil, MD, to call sauerkraut “a living […]


Eat Pickles, be Cool as a Cucumber

A new psychiatry research study out of the College of William & Mary and University of Maryland found a potential link between probiotic-containing fermented foods like pickles, kimchi, and kefir, and social anxiety. They discovered that young adults who eat more fermented foods experience fewer symptoms or social anxiety, with the effect proving strongest among those at genetic […]