It may surprise you that Vodka can be used for much more than just martinis, it can actually be a source of medicine.
You probably didn't know that vodka is a natural disinfectant and antiseptic. It can be used to treat toothaches, clean wounds and even tidy up your house... though you shouldn't switch it out for your regular household cleaner.
It can relieve stress.. go figure. But really it's been proven to relieve tension better than wine, which is considered a natural relaxer.
Along with that, it can increase blood flow and circulation throughout your body which can prevent clots, strokes and other heart diseases. It can help lower your cholesterol and for those trying to lose a couple pounds, it's considered a lower calorie drink.
We mentioned how vodka can help soothe toothaches but swishing a shot of it can help with bad breathe as well. How about that?
For those that suffer from arthritis, having semi-regular vodka drinks throughout the month reduced pain and inflammation with their disease.
If you suffer from diabetes this can help you too. A study found that a shot of vodka can actually reduce blood sugar levels. It's most effective when you take it straight. Sounds like an excuse for a bloody mary to us!
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