A drink is simply a liquid prepared for human consumption intended for consumption by people. In addition to their primary function of soothing thirst, alcoholic beverages play various roles in modern society. Common varieties of beverages include juice, milk, and plain boiled water.
The two main groups of beverages are red and white. The primary difference between the two is that red wine is classed as an alcoholic beverage while white wine is not. Many beers are also available both red and white, although the latter are often more expensive than the former. Red and White wines are the most consumed among alcoholic beverages with the highest consumption being around 70%.
Each type of alcoholic beverage has its own recommended alcoholic content. The recommended content of liquor varies according to the specific country where it is made. For example, a Mexican beer is far less alcoholic than a British beer. Many of the countries have differing taxation systems with some countries imposing a complete ban on the production, sale, and consumption of alcohol altogether. Within each country, there are different classifications of alcohol with the highest being a “standard drink”.
Everyone should aim to consume no less than a six-ounce glass of water per week. Water provides the body with most of its minerals and it helps to flush out toxins from the system. Water is also essential for healthy drinking and cooking and it helps with digestion. It can be combined with alcoholic beverages for a healthier drink and can also be used as a substitute for beer. A five-ounce glass of water with one tablespoon of honey provides the same amount of calories as a single ounce beer.
Many foods provide calories in equal amounts but contain little alcohol or sugar. Chicken is lean and good for you, fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, nuts are high in protein, and they are also low in calories, vegetables contain more fiber than any other food and rice is filling and healthy. Many people believe that only lighter foods such as cheese, eggs, and poultry contain less calories than heavier meats and fats, but they are wrong. Cottage cheese is packed with calories and should only be consumed in moderation and whole grain breads and pasta have little or no calories but they provide carbohydrates, which are needed to keep the metabolism going. Rice is filling and has more fiber than any other grain, whereas white rice has a lot of starch which burns off quickly.
Some of the alcoholic beverages contain small amounts of barley and a little bit of wheat. However, they do not have the malt liquor content found in other types of beer and wine and so you should avoid them at all costs. It may not be possible for you to give up your favourite drink but you can try to reduce the amount you drink and you will see if it makes a difference to your body weight. In fact, there are several other ways to curb your drinking such as controlling the amount of food and drink you have at one time, having regular exercise, not smoking and other similar habits.