Vodka is a popular beverage that mostly contains ethanol and water. The name Vodka evolved from a Slavic word ‘Voda’, which means ‘water’.
It’s a versatile colorless drink that merges seamlessly well when mixed with other drinks without neutralizing the flavor of the additional ingredients.
It is used in the preparation of many cocktails like Bloody Mary, vodka martini and vodka tonic amongst others.
It is generally produced by the distillation of any matter rich in starch or sugar including various products such as wheat, corn, rye and other materials like soybeans, potatoes and grapes.
Traditional preparation of vodka is aimed at maintaining an average alcoholic value of 40 percent by volume. Well, the alcoholic contents varies depending on the standards set by each country.
For example EU maintains a minimum of 37.5%. US maintains 30%. Countries like Russia, Poland and Ukraine maintains 40% alcoholic content by volume.
Vodka can also be segregated into clear and flavored vodka which include flavors like chocolate, cinnamon, ginger, lemon, vanilla, fruits etc.
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It’s carbohydrate and sugar-free drink with very low calories when consumed neat. It has no harmful cholesterol and fat.
Protects cardiovascular health: It has protective effect against heart diseases. It has a dilating effect in the arteries which stimulates free flow of blood. Unobstructed flow of blood in the heart components helps prevent the development of major illnesses like stroke and cardiac arrest. It also aids in promoting the HDL (good) cholesterol in the body.
- REDUCES STRESS: With scientific findings, it helps in reducing the stress factor in the body more than any orgy boozy drink. It had sleep inducing properties and calming effects on the brain. Makes you ease off the day’s stress and forget your sorrows man.
RELIEF FROM TOOTH ACHE: Letting some vodka get absorbed in the gums help in reducing the pain in the affected area.
CURES BAD BREATH: When Vodka is mixed with cinnamon in specific quantities, it serves as an effective mouth wash and cures bad breath.
SKIN CARE AND HAIR GROWTH: As a good beauty aid, it works well on the skin by cleansing the pores and tightening them attributing to its astringent quality. It’s been found useful in some botanical beauty stuffs like cleansers, toners and anti-acne products.
It also promotes a healthy hair growth (see link to how to groom and grow a beard) by cleansing the scalp and eliminating toxins from the hair. It treats dandruff and used in the preparation of hair stimulating tonics and conditioners.
- BURNS FAT: Vodka when taken in prescribed quantity with low carb-diets or weight loss regime definitely burns fat as it contains low amount of calories and no carbohydrate, unlike beer which contains high carbohydrate.
- USED IN BAKING/COOKING: Vodka is a major ingredient in baking, especially cake. Vodka comes to rescue when your pie crust turns cakey. The spirit in vodka averts the dough from making excess gluten. It helps in making the dough moist and makes it perfect for a flaky crust recipe. After all this good work, the humble vodka silently evaporates during the baking process without leaving any hint.
ANTISEPTIC QUALITIES: It prevents the development of infections from wounds, especially animal bites. The alcohol present in it helps in sterilizing wounds. It helps cure cold sores and helps disinfect the exposed dermis in an open blister.
Vodka also brings down fever when rubbed on the back or chest area.
It also treats and prevents odorous feet.
It has diuretic properties that promotes urination and easy flushing of toxins out of the body.
- EFFECTIVE CLEANING AGENT: The alcohol in vodka works magic in cleaning the caulking around the showers and bathtub by liking the mildew and mold. It cleans eyeglasses and increases the life of razor blades which are soaked in Vodka post shaving. In other words, it kills the germs and avert rusting.
EASY DRY CLEANING: Sprays made from Vodka helps in neutralizing the absorbed scents from the clothes.
In as much as vodka is healthy, it’s also advisable you drink responsibly, just like every other drink.
Don’t over do, don’t under do.
Be on the average.
Be on a wavy level.
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A LITTLE SECRET:
Vodka is best enjoyed cold with Coca Cola(coke).
It’s a feeling from the other side, lol.