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A drink (or beverage) is a liquid intended for human consumption. In addition to their basic function of satisfying thirst, drinks play important roles in human culture. Common types of drinks include plain drinking water, milk, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice and soft drinks. In addition, alcoholic drinks such as wine, beer, and liquor, which contain the drug ethanol, have been part of human culture for more than 8,000 years.

In the food context, a drink refers to any type of beverage that is consumed to quench thirst, provide hydration, or enhance a meal. Here are some examples of different types of drinks:

  1. Water: Water is essential for hydration and is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world.

  2. Coffee and tea: These are popular hot beverages that contain caffeine and are often consumed in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up.

  3. Soft drinks: Soft drinks, such as soda and fruit-flavored drinks, are carbonated beverages that are often high in sugar and calories.

  4. Juice: Juice is made from fresh fruits and vegetables and can be consumed as a standalone beverage or as a mix-in for smoothies.

  5. Alcoholic beverages: Alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, and spirits, are consumed for their flavor and as a way to socialize with others.

  6. Sports drinks: Sports drinks are designed to help replenish electrolytes and energy during and after physical activity.

  7. Milk and dairy alternatives: Milk and dairy alternatives, such as almond milk and soy milk, are popular beverages for those who cannot or choose not to consume dairy products.

  8. Smoothies and shakes: Smoothies and shakes are blended beverages made with fruit, yogurt, milk, and other ingredients.

There are many other types of drinks, such as energy drinks, herbal teas, and flavored water. It's important to choose beverages that provide hydration and nutrients without excessive amounts of sugar or calories.

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