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13 Pretty Damn Amazing Things You Never Knew About Vodka

You say potato, I say vodka.

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2. Vodka is one of the lowest-calorie liquors. A 1.5-ounce shot of 70-proof vodka has 85 calories.

healthline.com

All the calories in vodka come from the alcohol itself because — as we stated above — the only other ingredient is water.

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3. Vodka increases blood flow to the heart and creates better HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels.

IFC

A study by Professional Heart Daily found that vodka increased capillary density, which allows more oxygen to travel through your blood.

4. And drinking vodka may be healthier than drinking red wine.

newsweek.com

Red wine helps blood vessels relax, but vodka actually increases blood flow to the heart and creates better cholesterol levels. It also contains fewer congeners than wine. (Congeners are anything besides alcohol that gets produced during the fermentation process.)

6. Vodka tightens your pores.

elitedaily.com

Elite Daily spoke with New York-based dermatologist Jeannette Graf, who said to dunk a cotton ball in a mixture of green tea and vodka. Applying this solution to your face morning and night not only cleanses it, but also helps minimize pores.

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11. Vodka can be made from nearly any fermented food that contains sugar or starch, then it's distilled to increase alcohol content.

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