Why Drinking Vodka May Be Healthier Than A Glass Of Wine


Not all drinks are created equal. And National Vodka Day is a good time to take a closer look at this staple of every corner bar. 

Vodka may have some virtues. Clear liquor contains fewer congeners, compounds besides alcohol produced during fermentation and may contribute to the severity of hangovers. Many drinkers look to vodka as a lower calorie option that could be healthier than drinking “antioxidant-rich” red wine.

Vanessa Risetto, a registered dietitian and nutritionist in Hoboken, New Jersey, says that vodka may be healthier than wine. “If you want antioxidant benefits [from wine], you’d have to take in a lot of the grape,” Risetto tells Newsweek. “Vodka has no sugars, so you’re less likely to get hungover, because you’re going to feel less calories.”


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