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Benefits of Vodka And Its Side Effects

Vodka is a disinfectant, antitoxin and antiseptic alchohol drink with almost zero fat. Like most alchoholic drinks it has ample benefits only if consumed moderately. It is very much effective in improving cardiovascular health and reducing stress. It is also very useful in curing toothache and bad breathes. Its astringent nature is very good for healthy skin and hair growth. And like most alchoholic drink it aids digestion and reduces the risks of other diseases.

Benefits of Vodka And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Vodka
Nutritional Value of Vodka
Health Benefits of Vodka
Boost heart health
Stress Buster
Antiseptic and anti toxin
Fights obesity
Skin and Hair
Reduces Fever
Dental health
Culinary uses
Uses of Vodka
Side-Effects & Allergies of Vodka
Cultivation of Vodka

Vodka

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 it is prepared from grains such as sorghum, corn, rye and wheat of which roy and wheat vodkas are considered superior. In some places it is made from potatoes, molasses, soybeans, grapes and sugar beets.

Nutritional Value of Vodka

Calories in vodka ranges 85 to 120 depending on the raw material, alchohol 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.

Health Benefits of Vodka

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Vodka
Health Benefits of Vodka

Boost heart health

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 illness such as strokes and cardiac arrests. It is also very useful in increasing the amount of HDl (good cholesterol) in the body and balancing the overall cholesterol level.

Stress Buster

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Vodka is known for its sleep inducing properties and has a calming effect on the brain. Out of all the alchoholic drink 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.

Antiseptic and anti toxin

The presence of alchohol makes it a very good antiseptic which helps in preventing infections by sterilizing the wound. It is also used as an extractive solvent to make alchohol based ointments. It is also used as a disinfectant in cold sores and odorous feet.

Fights obesity

Vodka is a carbohydrate with absolutely no fats. With very low amounts of calorie it helps in digestion if taken proportionally. If incorporated in low calorie meals it helps in reducing weight and fights obesity.

Skin and Hair

The astringent properties of vodka helps in cleaning the pores and tighten them. Because of this it is found in many cleanser, toner and anti acne products. Its anti toxin properties help in cleaning the scalp and removing toxins from hair which promotes healthy hair growth.

Reduces Fever

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.

Dental health

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.

Culinary uses

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.

Uses of Vodka

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.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Vodka

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. Consumption of alchohol has a direct effect on our brain leading to headaches, drowsiness, distorted vision and hearing amd may even alter the brain chemistry.

Cultivation of Vodka

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 9th and 8th century respectively. However both the countries vodka were different from the current vodka we have in terms of taste, aroma and alchohol content. Like every other alchoholic beverage, vodka is also made by fermentation of oraganic matter such as vegetable or grain. Water, sugar, yeast and alchohol are added to it for the final product. The taste, flavor, aroma, toxication and nutrition may vary from place to place depending upon the raw material and alchohol content.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have cold, cough, fever, headache, nose block and difficult to breath which medicine will be good to be taken?

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
URTI-Take warm or hot drinks often – hot tea , hot coffee,hot Soups, hot milk. Avoid Fried/Oily foods like –Samosa, Dosa, Pakora, Papad, Namkeens, Potato Chips , Namkeens . Avoid Hotel Food, Avoid Fast food,Hamburgers, Pizza.Do not take any COLD drinks , cold water, ice cream, chilled food from refrigerator. Take soft foods like rice Gurrel (Khichdi), Plain daal, boiled vegetables.Avoid Chillies completely. Take plain warm water, Cocunut water, Enerzal in warm water.Avoid Cold Milk , Meat Products ,Fried rice and noodles. Avoid Sour fruits like Citrus fruits, grapes . Avoid heavy meals, eat small frequent meals. Avoid Alcoholic drinks of all kinds like Beer, Wine,whisky,vodka etc.Warm saline gargles thrice daily. Steam inhalation thrice daily.Rest for 5 days Private Consult with me for proper medicine protocol if the above doesnt help.
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Hi I drunk last night vodka with spirits and having some outside snack n food. Last night I had vomited 1 times at 1.30 am having constipation. And having temperature and also feeling cold .also my left side eye also .shrink.

MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kendujhar
Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As"per your clinical history is concerned please follow like this - 1)Do a physical examination by your treating Doctor and do your stool examination 2)Drink plenty of ORS fluid to prevent dehydration and for fever discuss with your treating Doctor about [Paracetamol] for fever and [OMIDOM] for vomiting. For Prevention do like this- 1)Try to wash your hands thoroughly. It's best to use warm water and soap and to rub hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds, remembering to wash around cuticles, beneath fingernails and in the creases of the hands. Then rinse thoroughly. Carry towelettes and hand sanitizer for times when soap and water aren't available. 2)Use separate personal items around your home. Avoid sharing eating utensils, glasses and plates. Use separate towels in the bathroom. 3)Disinfect hard surfaces. If someone in your home has viral gastroenteritis, disinfect hard surfaces, such as counters, faucets and doorknobs, with a mixture of two cups of bleach to one gallon of water. Hope that helps

I am suffering from cough from last 4 days and it is getting worse. Please advise

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
URTI-Take warm or hot drinks often – hot tea, hot coffee, hot Soups, hot milk. Avoid Fried/Oily foods like –Samosa, Dosa, Pakora, Papad, Namkeens, Potato Chips, Namkeens.Avoid Hotel Food, Avoid Fast food, Hamburgers, Pizza. Do not take any COLD drinks, cold water, ice cream, chilled food from refrigerator. Take soft foods like rice Gurrel (Khichdi), Plain daal, boiled vegetables. Avoid Chillies completely. Take plain warm water, Cocunut water, Enerzal in warm water. Avoid Cold Milk, Meat Products ,Fried rice and noodles. Avoid Sour fruits like Citrus fruits, grapes. Avoid heavy meals, eat small frequent meals. Avoid Alcoholic drinks of all kinds like Beer, Wine, whisky,vodka etc. Warm saline gargles thrice daily. Steam inhalation thrice daily. Rest for 5 days Private Consult with me for proper medicine protocol if the above does not help.

I am suffering from cough and I am having loose motion please suggest me some medicine for me.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
URTI-Take warm or hot drinks often – hot tea , hot coffee,hot Soups, hot milk. Avoid Fried/Oily foods like –Samosa, Dosa, Pakora, Papad, Namkeens, Potato Chips , Namkeens . Avoid Hotel Food, Avoid Fast food,Hamburgers, Pizza.Do not take any COLD drinks , cold water, ice cream, chilled food from refrigerator. Take soft foods like rice Gurrel (Khichdi), Plain daal, boiled vegetables.Avoid Chillies completely. Take plain warm water, Cocunut water, Enerzal in warm water.Avoid Cold Milk , Meat Products ,Fried rice and noodles. Avoid Sour fruits like Citrus fruits, grapes . Avoid heavy meals, eat small frequent meals. Avoid Alcoholic drinks of all kinds like Beer, Wine,whisky,vodka etc.Warm saline gargles thrice daily. Steam inhalation thrice daily.Rest for 5 days Private Consult with me for proper medicine protocol if the above doesnt help.

During winters I'm having dry cough especially during night can you suggest me how to become free from coughing.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
URTI-Take warm or hot drinks often – hot tea , hot coffee,hot Soups, hot milk. Avoid Fried/Oily foods like –Samosa, Dosa, Pakora, Papad, Namkeens, Potato Chips , Namkeens . Avoid Hotel Food, Avoid Fast food,Hamburgers, Pizza.Do not take any COLD drinks , cold water, ice cream, chilled food from refrigerator. Take soft foods like rice Gurrel (Khichdi), Plain daal, boiled vegetables.Avoid Chillies completely. Take plain warm water, Cocunut water, Enerzal in warm water.Avoid Cold Milk , Meat Products ,Fried rice and noodles. Avoid Sour fruits like Citrus fruits, grapes . Avoid heavy meals, eat small frequent meals. Avoid Alcoholic drinks of all kinds like Beer, Wine,whisky,vodka etc.Warm saline gargles thrice daily. Steam inhalation thrice daily.Rest for 5 days Private Consult with me for proper medicine protocol if the above doesnt help.
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Popular Health Tips

Tips For Summer!

Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Kolkata
Tips For Summer!

As summers are setting in, do increase your water intake. But be aware that too much of lemon also erodes teeth like areated drinks. If your intake of areated and citrus drinks is more then use a staw which will lessen direct exposure of  teeth to chemicals. Rubbing lemon slices on teeth. Vodka drink is also very harmful for teeth. Take care of your teeth.

Science Says: Drinking Vodka and Caffeine Together as Bad as Cocaine

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Bangalore
Science Says: Drinking Vodka and Caffeine Together as Bad as Cocaine

Many of us need that jolt of coffee to kick-start our day. Science has backed caffeine since ages for its antioxidant properties but sadly it also increases blood pressure and affects the kidneys.

Today's generation is all about taking risks to a whole new level. Many pubs and lounges offer caffeinated alcoholic beverages, and many health drink companies are making energy drinks aimed for the fun loving youth. Though they may be a good idea for a fun night, but a concoction of booze and caffeine together may not be such a good idea says a new study.

Consuming such mixtures is extremely harmful to the brain. Energy drinks contain almost 10 times the amount of caffeine that is approved by the fda to be allowed for consumption by adolescent teens. Mixing them with alcohol alters the brain activity forever that even lasts into adult life.

In a study conducted by the purdue university lead by Dr. Richard van rijn and his team, experiments were conducted on mice that were fed coke mixed with alcohol. Researchers saw significant changes in the parts of the brain that are related with addiction. Similar changes were seen in the mice that were given cocaine. Studies conducted on mice brain produces similar results on human brain.

When one consumes only alcohol, it gives a feeling of happiness. However, when you drink too much, the body knows that you have overconsumed and starts to shut itself down - you feel sleepy so that you don't harm yourself too much.

The stimulatory effect of an energy drink mixed with booze seems obvious. This study published in alcoholism: clinical and experimental research can provide some refreshing insight into it. Lead author and psychologist cecile marczinski showed how the body shuts down any in-built pathways when one overindulges. For research purposes, volunteers divided into groups were asked to drink plain alcohol, energy - alcohol beverages, energy drinks alone and a non-alcoholic beverage assuming that the group who drank energy- alcohol drinks would also show symptoms of sedation. Much to the surprise of the research team, participants who had energy- alcohol beverages showed twice as much stimulation than with plain alcohol alone.

Also, the researchers discovered that it was not only the caffeine found in the energy drink that was the culprit, but the activation of other ingredients in the beverages as well e. G. Glucose, taurine and ginseng which are all stimulatory for the human brain.

The reason a concoction of alcohol and caffeine gives such an intense reaction is because both alcohol and caffeine release dopamine - the ‘feel good hormone’ in the brain.

Teenage brain is weak & subtle and if it is flooded with high levels of dopamine, they may need higher amounts of it to experience the same #x2018 high #x2019; later in life due to development of tolerance which makes quitting also more tough.

The heightened stimulation along with impulsivity makes energy-alcohol drinking quite dangerous especially for teenage drinkers who think they can hold their alcohol or still have control over the steering wheel after heavy boozing at a party.

Next party, choose your poison carefully

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8 Alcoholic Drinks That Might Secretly Keep You Healthy

BSc Home Science, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
8 Alcoholic Drinks That Might Secretly Keep You Healthy

According to the preconceived notion, drinking alcohol is harmful to the body. It is partly true. Drinking alcohol is harmful to the body, but only in huge proportions. In fact, despite popular belief, drinking alcohol is also good for health.

Here are 8 alcohols that are secretly keeping you healthy:

  1. Beer: The most common alcoholic drink, beer is loaded with antioxidants called phenols. This protects you against suffering from heart diseases. Beer also lowers the risk of acquiring high blood pressure and helps maintaining it.
  2. Red Wine: Apart from being a classy drink and having the same benefits of beer, the additional brownie points of red wine is that it helps in increasing life span by generating longevity genes. It also increases good cholesterol and reduces bad cholesterol in the body.
  3. Ethanol: Ethanol reduces the risk of wear and tear in the brain neurons. Any damage to the neurons may lead to Alzheimer's or dementia. Hence ethanol helps to prevent any harm to the brain cells.
  4. Vodka: Vodka helps in clearing bad breath as the high alcohol content kills all bad odour bacteria present. It also helps to reduce stress and disinfect wound. It improves the health of the skin and stimulates hair growth. Toothache is also another issue which Vodka can work wonders on.
  5. Whisky: Whisky helps to numb throat pain when it is gargled in a mixture with warm water. It stimulates weight loss. Whisky also helps in preventing dementia. Other benefits of this drink that it prevents diabetes and cancer. It also helps to keep the heart healthy, increases the level of good cholesterol and terminates blood clots. Whiskey is believed to be one of the healthiest drinks among the alcoholic beverages.
  6. Tonic: The combination of gin and tonic is very useful while treating malarial infection as it contains quinine; which is used for the treatment of malaria.
  7. Brandy: Brandy is one alcoholic drink which is full of healthy antioxidants. It has anti ageing properties; hence is very good for the skin. Brandy also reduces the level of bad cholesterol in the body. It also helps in the treatment of bladder and ovarian cancer as well as sore throats and cough.
  8. Rum: Rum increases life longevity. It is very beneficial for the heart. It also functions as a blood thinner and helps in increasing the level of good cholesterol. Having this wonderful drink occasionally also guards you against osteoporosis and common cold.
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Tips to increase sex stamina

Diploma in Acupuncture, BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Tips to increase sex stamina

Take almonds , white butter, and mishri empty stomach
Avoid alcohol (specially vodka)

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For patients with sexual weakness

BHMS
Homeopath, Bahadurgarh
For patients with sexual weakness

Take almonds and natural (white) butter in your diet
Avoid drinking alcohol - especially vodka

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Table of Content

Vodka
Nutritional Value of Vodka
Health Benefits of Vodka
Boost heart health
Stress Buster
Antiseptic and anti toxin
Fights obesity
Skin and Hair
Reduces Fever
Dental health
Culinary uses
Uses of Vodka
Side-Effects & Allergies of Vodka
Cultivation of Vodka