Pass The Bottle! Vodka Is Actually Great For Your Health


Vodka was made for so much more than mules and martinis. It may surprise you to learn that the spirit was actually invented as a source of medicine and to this day, the colourless, odourless drink has a number of health benefits. So the next time you’re debating what kind of cocktail to order, consider this:

 

1. It can relieve stress.

You may have heard that red wine is a natural relaxer, but it’s nothing compared to vodka, which has been scientifically proven to relieve tension better than vino.

2. It’s heart-healthy.

Vodka can increase blood-flow and circulation in your body which can prevent clots, strokes, and other heart diseases. Vodka can also help lower your cholesterol. And, for those watching their weight, it’s also generally considered a lower-calorie alcohol.

3. It can be used as a skincare product.

Out of your go-to facial cleanser? Vodka acts as a natural astringent or toner, and due to its disinfectant properties, can deep-clean your pores like gentler washes just can’t. (Just be sure to dilute it with equal parts water first.) It’ll also tighten the skin on your face and can treat acne breakouts with it’s drying and antitoxin properties. But it can have a dehydrating effect, which you should be mindful of if you have particularly dry or sensitive skin.

4. It contributes to oral hygiene.

We already mentioned how vodka can soothe toothaches, but swishing a shot of it can help combat bad breath as well.


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