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Beverages

A beverage is a liquid intended for human consumption. They are also known as drinks and all drinks have some form of water in then although water is not usually classified a beverage. There are two types of beverages: alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Alcoholic beverages are drinks containing ethanol and they are commonly called alcohol. Examples of these are wine, beer, liquor, spirits, etc. Non-alcoholic beverages are drinks that either have no alcohol content or drinks which would normally contain alcohol but are made with less than 0.5 per cent alcohol by volume. Non-alcoholic drinks include drinks that have undergone an alcohol removal process such as non-alcoholic beers and de-alcoholized wines.

Importance of Beverages

• Beverages hydrate our bodies
• Beverages are a social gathering tool
• Beverages like coffee promotes sharpness and clarity of thought.
• Some beverages like tea help to relax, refresh and relieve our bodies.

Types of Beverage

• Milk and dairy-based beverages
• Soy-based beverages. These contain nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, potassium, B vitamins, iron, and many other important nutrients.
• Fruit and vegetable juices. These are great especially when the fruits and vegetables blended to make the juice are wholly organic.
• Coffee which is available in many varieties such as caffeinated, decaffeinated, brewed, roasted, and many more. Coffee is believed to have anti-oxidant properties. It should however be consumed moderately.
• Teas which come in many varieties such as herbal, iced, sweet tea, etc.
• Soft drinks which includes regular soft drinks, flavoured, etc. Soft drinks are carbonated by adding carbon dioxide into a beverage solution under pressure. Therefore, opening a soft drink container releases the carbon dioxide in the form of bubbles. These bubbles further intensify the flavour
• Sports beverages which mainly contain energy yielding carbohydrates and electrolytes.
• Energy drinks
• Alcoholic beverages

How to Consume Beverages

• For artificially sweetened drinks like soda and other soft drinks, it is best to take very moderately. Drinking these too much may contribute to weight gain as sweet drinks may condition you to crave other sweet drinks and food.
• Although fruit juice is rich in vitamins, it is however high in calories from concentrated fruit sugars. It is very healthy to drink this daily but stick to a very moderate amount. On the other hand, it is better to eat the fruit whole instead of taking the juice equivalent. Eating it whole even contains fibre which is great.
• For milk, it is better to stick to about a glass or two of low fat milk or skim milk a day.
• Alcohol can be healthy if taken sparingly as some offer certain health benefits. However, pregnant women, people recovering from alcohol addiction, people with liver disease and people on medications should totally avoid alcohol.

Where to Buy Beverages Online

Jumia Market offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at affordable prices. You can also get all your dairy products from here without much stress. Shop now and pay cash on delivery.