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Drinks. For the act of consuming a beverage through the mouth, see Drinking.


The world's second-most-consumed drink, tea Drinks, or beverages, are liquids specifically prepared for human consumption. In addition to basic needs, beverages form part of the culture of human society. Although all beverages, including juice, soft drinks, and carbonated drinks, have some form of water in them, water itself is often not classified as a beverage, and the word beverage has been recurrently defined as not referring to water.

An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of an alcohol includes many other compounds. Non-alcoholic beverages often signify drinks that would normally contain alcohol, such as beer and wine but are made with less than .5 percent alcohol by volume. Biology[edit] When the human body becomes dehydrated it experiences the sensation of thirst. History[edit] Production[edit] Purification of water[edit] Coffee. Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from the roasted or baked seeds of several species of an evergreen shrub of the genus Coffea.


The two most common sources of coffee beans are the highly regarded Coffea arabica, and the "robusta" form of the hardier Coffea canephora. The latter is resistant to the coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix), but has a more bitter taste. Coffee plants are cultivated in more than 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Once ripe, coffee "berries" are picked, processed and dried to yield the seeds inside. The seeds are then roasted to varying degrees, depending on the desired flavor, before being ground and brewed to create coffee. Coffee is slightly acidic (pH 5.0–5.1[1]) and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content.

Etymology[edit] The first reference to coffee in the English language is in the form chaoua, dated to 1598. History[edit] Legendary accounts[edit] Historical transmission[edit] No Impact Necessary » Post Topic » 10 Ways to Reuse Your Morning Coffee Grounds. Pass The Apple Cider Vinegar Please. By Lana Lokteff | Vinegar is said to have been used for medical ailments in the ancient times.

Pass The Apple Cider Vinegar Please

The Babylonians first converted wine into vinegar in 5000 BCE using date palms, grapes, and figs, and believed vinegar had exceptional healing properties. Hippocrates is said to have used vinegar as an antibiotic. Samurai warriors supposedly used a vinegar tonic for strength and power. During the U.S. The name vinegar comes from a French word meaning "sour wine. " You can drink it, gargle it, inhale the steam from boiling it (for respiratory issues), bathe in it (for yeast and fungal infections, skin, arthritis and flu).

Apple Cider Vinegar may also be used to treat acne. Amongst other things, Apple Cider Vinegar is very effective in detoxing various organs in the body together with the blood stream. For arthritis, apply ACV externally to painful joints. From: More health tips: