Top 10 Most Consumed Beverages in the World
Earlier drinks used to be confined to a small region as a symbol of their culture, but nowadays some of the drinks are gaining worldwide acceptance and popularity too.
A lot of drinks are being explored every day but there are 10 most consumed drinks worldwide.
10. Orange Juice
Orange juice is prepared from the Liquid extract of orange, the richest source of vitamins C. It is also rich in fiber, potassium, and thiamine, etc. it is believed to be one of the healthiest drinks. It is tasty, affordable, helps to prevent a lot of diseases and whatnot. You can find canned orange juices and freshly squeezed juice too with a limited shelf life of 3-7 days. It has a detoxifying agent which boosts one’s immune system. Also helps in regulating the sugar levels which thereby helps in managing the cholesterol level.
Milk being a natural drink comes with a lot of nutrients. It is mainly obtained from mammals. Animals including humans produce milk to feed and provide nutrition to their young ones. It is also the primary food for infants before they start eating solid food. Milk is the major source of calcium which is very important for the development of bones and maintaining the action of the heart muscle in the body. Milk has been a part of our diet for decades. Due to its versatility, it is also used in making a lot of products which makes our life smoother hence it is gaining a lot of popularity among the drinks.
8. Soft Drink
Soft drinks are named Soft drinks to differentiate them from hard alcoholic drinks. It can be alcoholic/non-alcoholic, but the alcohol content has to be very less in it. It is popular because a wide variety of age groups consume it. Coca-cola is one of the most popular soft drink brands in the world followed by Pepsi. It is very easily available in restaurants, movie theatres, shops, etc.
A type of alcoholic drink that is made from the fermentation of grapes. The wine was believed to be only made from grapes and hence sometimes also referred to as grape wine but the case is not the same now as it can now be made from rice, herbs, barley but the process remains the same, that is fermentation. Europeans consider wine as part of their diet. Wine is also seen as a symbol of luxury for many in Rome and other western countries as earlier only well-to-do people could afford it. Along with good taste, it also has great health benefits.
Vodka is a clear distilled alcoholic beverage. It mainly contains water and ethanol along with some flavorings.
The standard vodka usually contains 40% alcohol by volume and is generally taken without any mixer or water. Vodka is gaining a lot of popularity among youngsters. It is also sometimes used in cooking. It can also act as a major ingredient in some of the dishes.
5. Energy drink
A type of drink containing caffeine content hence providing the effect of stimulation thereby giving energy. We can not categorize tea, coffee, and soft drinks like energy drinks. It is said that most energy drinks have cognitive effects which increase the attention and reaction speed of the individual making his performance better.
Health experts also suggest that energy drinks contain caffeine that leads to the alertness of mind and better performance of the individual and that is why it is being consumed a lot by youngsters nowadays.
A liquid food generally served hot containing a lot of valuable nutrients mainly consists of meat, vegetables, milk, and water. The ingredients are boiled until all the flavors are extracted. Now every day due to the increasing interest of people, a variety of soups is being explored and sold commercially. People are now keen on trying different varieties of soup.
Beer, one of the oldest alcoholic drinks made by humans across the subcontinent. It is prepared from the brewing of cereal grains. The process of making beer is known as brewing and it converts the starch source into a sugary liquid called wort and converts the wort into an alcoholic drink. Different beers have different alcohol content. Beer is getting so popular worldwide that even beer festivals are organized in a few countries. It is also part of the culture of many regions. It also helps in preventing heart diseases and stroke. A long history is associated with beer.
Another type of caffeine is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans. Earlier people used to directly boil the coffee and drink it but now coffee is being roasted and brewed before consumption. It is a major source of revenue in some countries. Easy to make and easily available is one of the reasons for its increasing popularity. Coffee helps in relieving mental stress and removing physical fatigue. Helps in improving the alertness of the mind. Contains a lot of benefits for the skin and has antioxidant benefits. People drinking coffee have a lower risk of developing diabetes. It is the second most accepted drink worldwide. Still, a lot of us want a cup of coffee as soon as we wake up due to the stimulating effect of caffeine present in it.
We all must have heard that “there is nothing a good cup of tea can’t fix” and it is true for so many of us as it is our go-to drink. It is generally served hot and made from processing Camellia Sinensis leaves in boiling water. A variety of tea flavors are gaining popularity now due to the increasing number of tea lovers. It also has a stimulating effect due to the caffeine content in it. Tea is also a regular ritual among most people. After water, It is the most widely consumed drink across the world as it is cheap, affordable, and easy to make making it popular among all the classes of society. It is also one of the oldest drinks consumed. There are around 1,000 varieties of tea available.
China is the world’s top producer of tea and turkey being the largest consumer of tea.