The History of Drinking

The first drink was invented by man as water. Water is the most abundant resource on earth. It is responsible for all plant life and transportation, including the movement of millions of animals. Without water the earth would quickly be destroyed. Since water is a natural resource it follows that we should take good care of it.


Drinks are beverages that are intended to be consumed directly. A drink is also a fluid designed for consumption by human beings. Other than their primary function of soothing thirst, drinks also play other important roles in society. Common varieties of drinks produced by companies include juice, milk, plain water and soft drinks. Traditionally cold drinks like tea, coffee and hot chocolate were consumed.

Throughout the history of drinking different types of beverages have been consumed. Water was the most common and easily available fluid, but through the years other beverages with added minerals and flavorings have been introduced. Through the years soft drinks have gained popularity. This is primarily due to the fact that soft drinks are light, easily sipped and good for you. They do not contain calories and are low in nutritional content.

Soft drinks became a worldwide phenomenon in countries where coffee consumption is high. In some parts of the world, especially in Europe and the United States, coffee has been considered the nation’s number one drink. Although coffee is consumed as a beverage in other countries this has not diminished its popularity.

Tea is another beverage consumed by humans throughout the history of human consumption. This beverage is made from green tea leaves and is usually consumed hot or cold. Green tea has many health benefits such as reducing bad cholesterol and boosting the immune system. A tea drinker can expect to lose about a pound per year due to the effects of the tea. Oolong tea is another type of tea that is known for its weight loss properties. This type of tea increases the energy of the body and is also known for increasing mental clarity.

Alcoholic beverages are commonly used as a social lubricant. It is difficult to find anyone who does not consume alcoholic beverages at least once a day. Over consumption of alcohol can lead to a variety of problems in the body including liver cirrhosis, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. The danger of long term consumption of any of these alcoholic beverages is high so it is important to use caution when drinking any of them.

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