What Is Vodka
Vodka is one of the clear, strongest and popular liquors. It is a colourless, odourless, flavourless, pure spirit with no addictives. It is composed primarily of water and ethanol. Generally ,Vodka is made from grain or potatoes but some modern brands are using fruits as the base . People love to drink vodka meat, but it is most often mixed in cocktails
History of Vodka
Although Vodka’s exact history or origin is unknown. It’s saying that first Vodka have been made in 18th century and some says it was first made in 19th century. As per the researchers the history of vodka started in Russia in the 14th century . It had a low alcohol content ( no more than 40%).
Poland also had a history of vodka around the same time period in the early 1400s. Vodka was commonly used as a medicine in the early days in Poland , there are many historic polish vodka blends that dated back to 16th, 17th, and 18th century. As the time passed, Vodka became more popular and accepted as a casual drink and not just s medicinal remedy.
It is also said that the history of Vodka shows that Vodka production started in Sweden in the late 15th century. By the 18th century Vodka production expanded. Potatoes became the main product used in Swedish Distillation process and their equipments also got better by the 19th century. Absolut Vodka is most popular brand and was created in 1979. Earlier in the history, we had flavourless vodka but there is a flavouring process that has become a part of the history of vodka over time. Earlier Flavouring started adding to vodka to make it’s taste better when used for medicinal purposes. As time passed, flavoured Vodka has become a part of production with different kind of flavours e.g. fruits flavours, cinnamon flavours etc. Now we have awesome flavoured vodka and many vodka cocktails.
Benefits of Vodka
Vodka is a very popular drink. Vodka is made of ethanol and water , its comes enormous flavorless taste that makes it ideal for mixing with a wide variety of other drinks. Other than tasting great and creating fantastic cocktails did you also know that Vodka is good for you when you taken in moderation? There are many other benefits of vodka to our health. Followings are the the details of health benefits of vodka
1 . Stress relief- Vodka has the power to help us reduce our stress level. Vodka has a far better effect on making people feel relaxed. Moderate consumption of vodka helps in relaxing the mind and body. Out of of all the alcoholic drinks even the red wine Vodka has far more impact in reducing the stress factors of the body.
2. Boost heart health- Vodka can increase blood flow and circulation in your body which can prevent clots, strokes, and other heart diseases. Vodka is very useful in increasing the amount of HDL (good cholesterol) in the body and helps to to reduce the cholesterol level.
3. Sleep Better- drinking vodka in moderation also helps you sleep better, especially when you suffer from insomnia. As we know that Vodka is known to reduce stress it helps calms the mind, allowing you to fall asleep faster and sleep deeper.
4 . Helps in obesity- vodka is a carbohydrate with absolutely no fats. It has very low amounts of calories in vodka, it helps in digestion if taken proportionally. If taken with low calories meals it helps in reducing weight and fights obesity.
5 . Benefits for skin- The astringent properties of vodka help in cleaning the pores and tighten them. Because of this, it is found in many cleanser, skin toners, ant anti-acne products. Vodka anti- toxin properties help in cleaning the scalp and removing toxins from hair which promotes healthy hair growth.
Side effects of Vodka
If drinking vodka in excessive quantity , it can expose you to many major diseases of multiple organs such as brain, liver, heart and pancreas. Over drinking of vodka may effect to faster heartbeat, elevated blood pressure and can disrupts the immune system.