Healthy Living

It Takes Two: Prebiotics and Probiotics

When we talk about kefir, it’s hard not to talk about probiotics – the enzymes and bacteria created by kefir cultures that help regulate digestion, support immunity and generally make you feel good. But probiotics are just part of the equation (an equation with very many parts). Prebiotics are another, equally important component of a […]


Gas Attack: What to Eat to Avoid Bloat

You’ve likely heard beans referred to as the “magical fruit” and know exactly what that means. While most of us don’t consider the consequences of consuming too many legumes all that magical, we all know that the “music” is a fact of life: every body toots. If you’ve ever suffered from excess flatulence or bloating (and you likely have […]


Lifeway’s Favorite Spring Recipes

It’s officially spring and while that doesn’t mean the snow is done, it does mean our spring wardrobe is coming out, and so are our favorite spring recipes! The doldrums of winter are slowly rolling out and in their wake are mounds of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs for us to play with. New snacks, […]


Dairy Still Rules in New Report

If you’re like most of the country, it’s currently snowing outside your window and you have zero desire to leave your couch. That makes this the perfect time to slog through the newly released 571-page report prepared by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The report is meant to offer recommendations for the 2015 edition of […]


Go Bananas for Lifeway Kefir Banana Bread

While February 23 is National Banana Bread day, warm, delicious banana bread is – in our opinion – a great treat any time, especially frigid winter days. Made with simple, wholesome ingredients, including eggs, bananas and kefir, banana bread is an awesome last minute dessert that can actually be good for you! Our recipe relies […]


Get Nutty on National Almond Day

  Today is National Almond Day and we couldn’t be more psyched. The delicately-flavored nuts pair perfectly with kefir when sprinkled on our smoothie bowls, rolled in our Farmer Cheeseball Bites, or as a yummy filling in our delicious donuts. Other than offering a crunchy, contrasting texture to creamy kefir, almonds deliver a stellar nutritional profile. They’ve been shown to reduce […]


Foods that Make You Feel Good

What we choose to eat and what we choose not to eat directly affect the way we feel – both physically and mentally. We’re not talking about the sense of pride you feel when you choose a vibrant salad over a greasy cheeseburger, but the physical and emotional changes we experience when we eat real, nutrient-dense food. The consumption of […]


The Power of Pomegranate

The week of love is once again upon us, and while Valentine’s Day isn’t here just yet, we’re already feeling a bit overwhelmed. From boxes of chocolates and bottles of wine to red rose bouquets and ribbon-tied teddy bears, we’re surrounded by messages prompting us to show our love by sharing a decadent gift. While […]


Sitting: Your Newest Health Risk

Sitting gets a bum rap for good reasons. Study after study proves that chairs are basically a swift, direct path to disability and disease. And no, it doesn’t matter if you hit the gym after work: the simple act of remaining sedentary is enough to put you in an early grave. A new study from […]


Kefir and Beauty: What You Need to Know

Don’t be surprised if Chanel’s summer line of blushes features a hue called Pomegranate Dream; probiotics are infiltrating the beauty aisle, with impressive results!   Health magazine’s medical editor, Dr. Roshini Raj, recently appeared on Access Hollywood, sharing her top picks for health, diet and fitness trends in 2015. Up first? Probiotics as the next […]