Researchers have found out, according to a study published in the journal Circulation that wine and vodka share similar heart-friendly benefits: while red wine helps the blood vessels to relax, vodka increases capillary density – so, more oxygen is delivered to the blood.
Vodka is made up of 40% alcohol and 60% water (with no flavour). A 1.5-ounce shot of the clear spirit, 80 proof, contains 92 calories, without fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, sugars or carb and the spirit is metabolized by the body in the same way as any alcohol. On the other hand, the “antioxidant-rich” red wine has more calories and sugars.
Martin Silver, CEO of Star Industries, which makes Georgi-brand vodkas, says vodka is considered one of the purer liquors because it is distilled numerous times per batch. This process eliminates sugars coming from fruits and vegetables. The purity of vodka means, “that you could have one or two cocktails per night and wake up feeling fine the next day,” says Silver.
“Vodka has no sugars, so you’re less likely to get hungover, because you’re going to feel less calories. If you want antioxidant benefits [from wine], you’d have to take in a lot of the grape”, says Vanessa Risetto, a registered dietitian and nutritionist in Hoboken, New Jersey, pointing out that vodka may be healthier than wine.
Which one is your favorite: wine or vodka? Whatever your choice may be, just remember to drink responsibly!!!