Harmful alcohol rating
Strong spirits - spirits with a relatively high alcohol content, the basis of which, as a rule, is distillate or double distillate (obtained by distillation) or rectified (obtained by distillation) fermented wort. As a rule, beverages with an alcohol content of at least 20% of the volume of finished products are considered to be strong alcoholic drinks. The lower limit of alcohol content for strong alcoholic beverages is not clearly defined, and may vary depending on the norms of a particular country. For example, in Russia since 2000, excise stamps on alcoholic products with an ethyl alcohol content of more than 28% were marked with the inscription “Strong alcoholic beverages”, with an ethyl alcohol content of 28% or less - “Alcoholic beverages”, except for wine, and since 2006 the border between categories of alcoholic beverages is defined in 25%.
It is difficult to imagine a magnificent feast without even a small decanter of heady potion - this is already an attribute of a great holiday or meeting of old friends.
You can be a teetotaler, but you will put a bottle on the table for guests. If you want to feel like a cucumber in the morning, it is important to understand what kind of alcohol to drink so that the harm to the body is minimal. You probably know that it is useful to drink red wine, and champagne intoxicates after the second glass. But with strong drinks the situation is more complicated. Therefore, we at Shram.kiev.ua prepared a rating of alcohol according to the degree of harmfulness, compiled on the basis of studies by the Royal Society of Chemists of Great Britain .
5th place - rum
Rum (English rum, Spanish ron, French rhum) is a strong alcoholic beverage made by fermentation and distillation of by-products of sugar cane production, such as molasses and cane syrup. The clear liquid obtained after distillation is usually then aged in oak or other barrels. Despite the fact that rum production is available in Australia, India, Reunion and many other places in the world, most of the rum in the world is produced in the Caribbean and along the Demerara River in South America.
Adored by the pirates, the drink can be considered almost healthy. It has a high content of potassium, phosphorus and zinc. So, if you suddenly drink a large amount of this type of alcohol, the probability of poisoning is very small. Just keep in mind that we are talking about pure rum, and not about its presence in various cocktails.
4th place - tequila
Tequila (Spanish: Tequila) - a strong distilled alcoholic beverage (mezcal), made mainly in the vicinity of Tequila, a city in the west of the Mexican state of Jalisco, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara. It is made from the core of blue agave (lat. Agáve tequilána, Spanish. Agave azul), a traditional plant of the agave family in Mexico by distillation.
“Licked, swallowed, bitten!” - this is the slogan of this drink. Yes, tequila is very strong, but it is very useful. Agave contains fructans polysaccharides that can regulate the acidity of the stomach and help with ulcerative colitis. So in small quantities it is even a healing drink. In addition, the use of salt helps retain water in the body, so it will not dry much in the morning.
3rd place - vodka
Vodka is a strong alcoholic drink, a colorless water-alcohol solution with a characteristic taste and alcohol smell. The vodka production process includes the preparation of reclaimed water, mixing rectified ethyl alcohol from food raw materials with reclaimed water, treating the water-alcohol solution with activated carbon or modified starch, filtering it, introducing ingredients, if provided for by the recipe, mixing, control filtering, pouring into consumer packaging and design of finished products.
Surprised that little white is not in the first place? Although vodka is a notorious alcoholic drink, it is considered one of the least harmful. There are no colorants, flavorings in vodka, and it undergoes a thorough purification. And if vodka is made not on sugar, but on honey, then it can be attributed to diet drinks. But you should not abuse it, because vodka causes poisoning more than others, because it is most often faked. And the frequent use of vodka leads to addiction and alcoholism.
2nd place - whiskey
Whiskey (English whiskey or whiskey) - a strong aromatic alcoholic beverage obtained from various types of grain using the processes of malting, fermentation, distillation and long aging in oak barrels. In the manufacture of whiskey can be used barley, rye, wheat or corn. Brittany also makes buckwheat whiskey. The alcohol content is usually 32-50% vol., However, some varieties of whiskey have a greater strength (up to 60% vol.). The color of the drink varies from light yellow to brown, the sugar content is zero or extremely insignificant. The traditional regions producing whiskey are Scotland and Ireland.
This alcoholic drink is a source of ellagic acid, which fights oncological formations. They say she can kill cancer cells without affecting healthy ones. But besides this, in the whiskey there is a high concentration of ethanol, which is absorbed very quickly by the body, and after an hour of consumption, the world will float a little in your eyes. And in the morning you will expect an unpleasant hangover. So think about whether to give so much money for this drink.
1st place - cognac
Cognac (FR. Cognac) - a strong alcoholic beverage (a variety of brandy), produced from certain grape varieties using special technology in the Charente region, France.
35 milliliters of cognac is a daily dose of vitamin C. But over many years of storage, various harmful substances are formed in the drink that poison the body. Due to the vigorous cocktail of alcohol fractions, cognac in high doses is almost toxic to the nervous system. Although it also dilates blood vessels. Cognac is useful only in an amount of not more than 50 ml. And yes, we will rate the hangover after it on a ten-point scale at eight.
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