Is Wheat Grass Safe For Kids?

Q. Is wheat grass safe for kids? I love wheat grass and have read about its benefits and am wondering if it is good for kids too? - Farah

A: Wheat grass has been used as a food supplement since the 1930's. It provides an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin K, folic acid, calcium, iron, protein, and fiber, vitamin C, many of the B vitamins, and contains a variety of blood-building factors. It is very safe for children over two years of age. If taken in powder form, begin with a small quantity. 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon daily mixed with water, honey or juice and taken with food is an appropriate dose.

By Lisa Tsakos| January 27, 2009
Categories:  Nest

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Lisa Tsakos

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa has been in her own practice for over 15 years and specializes in weight management. She teaches natural nutrition in both corporate and educational environments and is a shining example of someone who practices what she teaches.

Lisa is a nutritionist and educator specializing in weight management. After losing weight several years ago through a more natural diet and by improving her digestion, she committed to sharing her new-found knowledge and returned to school to study nutrition. Over the past decade, her Nu-Vitality Weight Program has helped employees at numerous corporations lose thousands of pounds. In addition, Lisa regularly consults for groups and individuals with unique nutritional needs such as police officers and athletes. Lisa has been featured on the Discovery Channel, numerous radio programs and is a contributor to various publications. Additionally, she teaches nutrition at multiple post-secondary schools, has taught natural food cooking workshops, and authored two books.

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