Edestin & the Elderly

Edestin & the Elderly

Research has shown that two proteins found in hemp seeds – Edestin and Albumin – can help repair damaged DNA — a phenomenon that occurs in all humans as the result of aging. This is news worth celebrating for the elderly who’s appetite may be waning.

Let’s celebrate with a Hemp Seed Blueberry Smoothie grandma & grandpa will surely love:


1 ½ cups Blueberries

1 cup Hemp Milk, Vanilla Soymilk or any milk will do.

½ cup Plain lowfat yogurt or ice cream

1 cup Ice cubes

1-2 Bananas, fresh or frozen

¼ cup Hemp seeds or hemp powder

1 tablespoon chocolate syrup (optional)

If you decide to use hemp seeds or any other kind of nuts, make sure you have a blender with sufficient power. By the way, you don’t have to worry about getting granny “high” from sipping on this smoothie, it’s THC free!

A blueberry smoothie with hemp powder or hemp milk
Edestin & the Elderly. A blueberry smoothie with hemp powder or hemp milk is an excellent source of nutrition.

With a protein structure of 66% edestin and 33% albumin, hemp seeds contain all 8 essential amino acids plus 2 conditionally essential amino acids. In addition to its surprising protein profile, it also contains the perfect ratio of omega fatty acids researchers recommend for good health: 3- omega-3`s to 1-omega-6.  www.hempcanadabulk.com/edestin-a-globulin-protein-found-in-hemp-seeds-contain-all-eight-amino-acids/

Technically a nut, hempseed typically contains over 30% oil and about 25% protein, with considerable amounts of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Edestin protein is found only in hemp seeds. Edestin aids digestion and is relatively phosphorus free. Edestin protein is considered the backbone of the cell’s DNA. Edestin protein is similar to the human body’s own globular proteins found in blood plasma. Edestin protein produces antibodies which are vital to maintain a healthy immune system. Since edestin protein closely resembles the globulin in blood plasma, its compatible with the human digestive system. This may be the reason why there are no reported food allergies to hemp foods.

Hemp protein contains a favorable amount of glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is a neurotransmitter that helps people deal with psychological and work related stress. Source: www.globalhemp.com/about-hemp/hemp-foods/hemp-protein.html

Although the above smoothie tastes great, it pales in comparison to the smoothies at our local health food store. Amazing. Have a favorite Smoothie recipe? Please, share it with the rest of us!