Vodka is a disinfectant, antitoxin, and antiseptic alcohol drink with almost zero fat. Like most alcoholic drinks it has ample health benefits only if consumed moderately. It is very much effective in improving cardiovascular health and reducing stress. Vodka is also very useful in curing toothache and bad breathes. Vodka astringent nature is very good for healthy skin and hair growth. And like most alcoholic drinks it aids digestion and reduces the risks of other diseases.
The base composition of vodka is vegetable or grain, sugar, yeast and alchohol. Fermentation is the process which is used in its preparation. However the taste and aroma of vodka varies from place to place depending on the raw material and alchohol content.
In some countries vodka is prepared from grains such as sorghum, corn, rye and wheat of which roy and wheat vodkas are considered superior. In some places vodka is made up from potatoes, molasses, soybeans, grapes and sugar beets.
Calories in vodka range 85 to 120 depending on the raw material, alcohol content, and the fermentation process. However, all the different types of vodka are free from carbs and have negligible fat. Most of the vodka is just simply ethanol and water, hence it is free from sugar, fiber, cholesterol. The nutritional value of vodka is almost zero in terms of vitamins and minerals.
Vodka has a dilating effect on the arteries which stimulates the blood to flow freely. This free flow of blood to the heart inhibits the risks of major illnesses such as strokes and cardiac arrests. Vodka is also very useful in increasing the amount of HDL (good cholesterol) in the body and balancing the overall cholesterol level.
Vodka is known for its sleep-inducing properties and has a calming effect on the brain. Out of all the alcoholic drinks even the red wine, vodka has far more impact in decreasing the stress factor of the body. Moderate consumption of vodka helps in relaxing the mind and body.
Another advantage of vodka is that it can act as a good antiseptic which helps in preventing infections by sterilizing the wound. Vodka also used as an extractive solvent to make alcohol-based ointments. It is also used as a disinfectant in cold sores and odorous feet.
Vodka is a carbohydrate with absolutely no fats. With very low amounts of calories in vodka, it helps in digestion if taken proportionally. If incorporated in low calorie meals it helps in reducing weight and fights obesity.
The astringent properties of vodka help in cleaning the pores and tighten them. Because of this, it is found in many cleanser, skin toners, and anti-acne products. Vodka anti-toxin properties help in cleaning the scalp and removing toxins from hair which promotes healthy hair growth.
Vodka has been proven to bring down high temperatures by applying topically to the chests, backs and legs of a person. It is thus used in many places as cure for reducing high fever.
Drinking vodka helps in providing instant relief to toothache on topical application. It is also very effective as a mouth wash when mixed with cinnamon in specified amounts and helps in curing bad breath.
Vodka is used widely as an ingredient in making pie. The spirit in vodka limits the dough from making excess gluten and gining the pie a perfect crust. It is also used in many cuisine as a flavouring agent to increase the aroma and taste.
Vodka is one of the most popular and widely consumed alchoholic beverage across the globe. Most popular in the Russian culture, the early 1900 saw the widespread of vodka globally. Apart from being the most popular alchoholic beverage, it also finds its place in many cuisines preparation and also as treatment for skin problems.
Alchohol present in vodka are a major concern especially on excessive consumption. It can expose you to major diseases of multiple organs such as brain, liver, heart and pancreas.Excessive consumption may lead to faster heartbeat, elevated blood pressure and can also disrupts the immune system.
Origin of Vodka is a widely debated topic without proper evidence to support the statement. There is a never-ending conflict between Russia and Poland to claim its origin. According to sources vodka was being produced in Russia and Poland since the 9th and 8th century respectively.
However, both the countries vodka were different from the current vodka we have in terms of taste, aroma, and alcohol content. Like every other alcoholic beverage, vodka is also made by fermentation of organic matter such as vegetables or grain.
Water, sugar, yeast and alcohol are added to it for the final product. The taste, flavor, aroma, intoxication, and nutrition may vary from place to place depending upon the raw material and alchohol content.