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ALCOHOLIC AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Beverage are potable drinks which have thirst quenching refreshing, stimulating and nourishing qualities. Most of the beverage supply energy in the form of sugar or alcohol. They also provide other nutrients like mineral salts and vitamins. Alcoholic beverage affect the central nervous system and transqualises it.
Beverages are classified into alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Alcoholic beverage contain less than 76% alcohol by volume. They include wine,
beer, brandy, liquor, gin etc., Non alcoholic beverage do not contain any
alcohol content and they are classified as hot and cold. Hot beverages are tea,
coffee, hot chocolate and cold beverages are natural spring water or mineral
waters, colas, ginger ale, cold coffee, squashes, juices and syrups. Alcoholic
drink being a concentrated source of energy provides instant energy. Non
alcoholic drink refreshes, and is a means of replenishment of fluid loss from
body due to perspiration, they also provide vitamins and minerals. Fruit
beverages are rich source of vitamin C. Hot beverages like coffee, tea act as
If you can understand how your body works, you stand a better chance of maintaining it sensibly and so avoiding many diseases by following a few simple rules and using 'common sense.' You will be in a good position to prevent the onset of disease and your body will be better equipped to resist any infection that you come in contact. These rules relate to five main areas namely diet, exercise, abuse of the body, stress factors and safeguards against diseases.
Avoid sugar and excessive amounts of animal fat. Try and eat more
vegetables, cereals and pulses, include bran and roughage, consume enough milk
and milk products thus forming a balanced diet. Food substances that are not
burnt up as energy are stored as fat. Lack of certain foods will lead to
deficiency signs and symptoms. One needs to understand and work out the calorie
requirements and plan out one's diet to meet the nutritional requirements so as
to maintain good health. Good dietary habits are essential to every one.
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