Beverages are potable drinks which have thirst-quenching,
refreshing, stimulating and nourishing qualities. By refreshing, one
means the replenishment of fluid loss from the body due to
perspiration. Simulation results in increase of the heart beat and
blood pressure. This is due to the intake of spirits (alcohol) or tea
(thein) and coffee (coffein). Nourishment is provided by the nutrients
in the beverages, especially fruit juices.
Most of the beverages supply energy in the form of sugar or
alcohol. They also provide other nutrients like mineral salts and
vitamins. For example, milk gives calcium and citrus fruits give
vitamin C.
Generally, people drink for one or more of six reasons; to
quench thirst, to get drunk, to enjoy a social setting (social drinking),
to enjoy the taste of the beverage, to feed an addiction (alcoholism),
or as part of a religious or traditional ceremony or custom (proposing

A beverage is a liquid formulation specifically prepared for
human consumption. The word “Beverage” has been derived from
the Latin word “bever” meaning rest from work. After work, one tends
to feel thirsty due to fluid loss through perspiration and one is
inclined to drink water or other potable beverages to compensate
fluid loss.
Beverages can be broadly classified into two. They are
Alcoholic Beverages and Non-alcoholic Beverages. The following
chart shows the classification of beverages.

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