What do you like to drink or usually drink?

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  1. Kupotepo

    Kupotepo Fantasy realist Veteran

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    I talk about beverages because we all need to drink water. I would learn more about some of your unique drinks or mixes. Show your drink pictures. Because we already have foods' forum.
     
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    Due to complications and getting to a weight I am not happy about, I drink water all the time. Occasionally I will grab a Starbucks coffee but 99.9% of the time I am drinking water, typically with a lemon or lime wedge in it. How about yourself @Kupotepo ?
     
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    Coffee and water, rarely anything else because most other things are not healthy. The health benefits of coffee could be debated but I don’t put sugar or sweetener in it, only a bit of cream. I do like it iced in the summer.

    I will occasionally drink tea with a bit of honey in it.
     
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    @mlogan Some drinks are good for health. Milk? Natural juice (like orange for example)?

    I also usually drink water, but there are some exceptions:
    - Orange juice or other juice when I forget to boil water or buy some.
    - Coffee: only during exam period or when I travel to Europe.
    - Tea: when family comes over (which is very often). You know... Asians drink tea lol.
    - Alcohol: not often, but when there is an event. Usually good wine.
     
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    I really don't drink anything besides ice water nowadays, so I mix it up by tossing fruit into it. My favorites are apple + cantaloupe, and orange/lemon :smile:
     
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    I prefer my water ambient temperature. I just don't like cold water. Maybe it's more of an Asian thing?
     
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    @MushroomCake28 Oh, they can be. I just avoid juice most of the time because of the calories and I can’t tolerate a lot of milk, so I don’t drink much more than the cream in my coffee often.

    I do occasionally have an alcoholic drink, but usually only when our to dinner.
     
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    I drink coffee, iced coffee, cold brewed coffee, lol. Almond milk (though usually part of a smoothie), matcha, green tea, herbal tea, and of course water. Though right now, I can only have water and electrolytes. I'll probably never be able to drink alcohol ever again and I won't really miss it much. Haven't for the past couple of years!
     
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    Lots of craft breweries where I live so I drink lots of beer. I have one everyday at lunch. Also coffee.
     
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    Hmm, I like...
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    Now, I know what you're thinking.
    "But how would I pour down such a fine beverage without a cup to drink it in?"

    Answer:
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    Home-brewed coffee for the most part :D
     
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    Depends on the circumstances. I have coffee with breakfast or lunch; decaffeinated coffee if I get thirsty when I'm working in the evening; fruit juice with dinner (red grape is my favourite, followed by mango). When I'm out and about and want to grab something, usually Fanta (orange is pretty much the only one that exists in this country, but I've found a gaming store, oddly enough, that sells a few different varieties; peach is really nice). I don't drink alcohol at all.
     
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    @mlogan, would you please cited your sources which you considered "most other things are not healthy." I would like to learn more.

    Hooray, a lot of coffee lovers here. P.S. I can drink a coffee without a lot of sugar. It is bitter for me.
    @Ms Littlefish, that is why subtitle is "Dangerously Caffeinated". How much do you drink coffee?


    Sorry to ask this silly question what is different testes between wine and beer?
    @Finnuval, yeah coffee keep me a lot and you too?.

    @AdamSakuru, how do you drink that?

    @Aoi Ninami, thank you for letting us go into your world.
     
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    @Kupotepo I don't have a list of sources to cite, sorry. But I feel that, with many beverages that are common here in the States, it's fairly common knowledge that they are not healthy. For example, it is common for people in the U.S. to consume multiple sodas throughout the day, which are high in sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Diet sodas are full of artificial sweeteners which have been shown to be harmful in studies. No, I don't have references available, but google it - it's not good news.

    Most juices sold have little actual fruit juice in them and contain a lot of sugar and additives while most of the nutrients have been processed out of them. As MushroomCake28 said, fruit juices processed with the whole fruit and not with the additives can have some health benefits, however, they are still high in calories and carbohydrates (even if the good kind) and those are not the ones consumed by most people.

    Energy drinks are another one popularly consumed, but often contain artificial sweeteners or high levels of added caffeine. And the way they are marketed is misleading. If it looks like a "healthy" energy drink many people fall into the trap of thinking it is good for them. For example, two of my coworkers were discussing a new energy drink the other day. One of them had been convinced by the other to try this new drink. However, I picked up the bottle to look at the label. It's first ingredient was water, the second sugar. In all, it had 14 grams of sugar per serving, which, a single bottle had 2 servings, so drinking that drink was 28 grams of sugar or the equivalent of 7 teaspoons of sugar. Great "healthy" drink.

    I also look at the drinks that are commonly purchased at coffee places like Starbucks. Frappucinos and the other coffee beverages chock full of sugar are very common here. This summer, I worked for my place of employment checking kids into our Day Camp program. Kids would frequently come in in the morning with a sugary beverage in their hands. Those drinks average 50 grams of sugar or more, the equivalent of 12+ teaspoons of sugar.

    So, no, I don't have studies to cite right at the moment. Just knowledge I have accumulated over the years of trying to better my own health and try to ensure my kids have a healthier start in life than I did. And one means of doing that is to limit what beverages we keep in our house.
     
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    @mlogan, thank you for your personal story with me.

    @samkfj, thank you for sharing your first-hand experience and confirm the fact.
     
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    She's right.

    If it's bottled, canned, in a carton or jug--it's swarming with additives, dyes, sugars, artificial sweeteners, and chemicals.

    It's a risk you take for a nice drink. Though as always, moderation is the key. Sure if you drink five or more cans of coke a day--yes there's a chance you will be unhealthy, but the occasional can isn't bad; even one 12oz can is good enough a day. Also fun fact--if you have gunk on your car battery--use a can of coke to remove it.

    Look up BVO or brominated vegetable oil. Bromine is a dangerous chemical; one use it has is as a fire retardant. It's capable of causing seizures and psychosis and it's considered a 3 on the NFPA 704, which is just as hazardous as chlorine gas; which if you know anything about that--it was used as a chemical weapon in World War I.

    This chemical (BVO) is used as an emulsifier to keep citrus drinks from demulsifying; in other words--it keeps the particles from sticking together. It has been used in Fanta, Mountain Dew, Mellow Yellow, Sunkist, Fresca, and others. Coca-Cola however banned it's use recently, but we still use it where I work. I saw a small barrel of it once--and took a picture with it for the lols.

    But you know what--I love me some Mellow Yellow; even knowing it had (at one time) BVO in it. According to studies, the stuff is safe enough for human consumption--but I wont go into conspiracy theories here.

    Again--soft drinks are not bad for you, if you consume them in moderation. Same with alcohol and fatty foods. Also fun fact--bottled water--it's not good either, there's a huge chance it's just straight from the tap.

    My sources are that I work for the Arizona Tea Company--we insource a lot of soft drinks from other companies. I was part of the chemical crew when I first started, and now I just play Doom on my computer and sometimes fix machines, get after people or take naps. I was also a hazmat driver and clean-up specialist once upon a time, so I know chemicals. Had a nasty run in with phosgene once; funny thing was--it was a very tiny amount.

    As for my favorite drinks--I really like unsweet tea. I brew it a lot, I just love the flavor. I also am very prone to Arizona Green Tea. I drink a lot of water too, try to drink as much as I can a day. Cokes are maybe one every other day if I can get one, if not--it's just tea. Also drink a lot of hot tea thanks to my girl who drinks that a lot. I also drink a ton of milk. I love milk.
     
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    I'm excited to see how much people here know about nutrition. I'd love to see knowledge like that to be taught at school it would be so important as I see that so many parents don't know or don't care what they give to their children.

    So, I mostly drink simply tap water, in summer with a lot of fresh fruit in it. Also, coffee. A lot of it. Coffee does have benefits for your health if you use it in moderation (e.g. adding a tiny amount of freshly ground coffee powder when making granola, is good for the liver). But probably not in the amount that I consume it :D

    Oh and I'm addicted to cherry coke. But because of all of the points that @mlogan and @samkfj stated above, I started awhile ago to tinker with my own recipe.
     
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    Another thing about juice is it's had its fiber removed. The fiber in fruit greatly improves the glycemic load. While the sugar is natural, it's still a sugar, and without that fiber to gently ease it down you'll crash later on. I think another thing that's important to remember is that any time you take a whole piece of food and turn into something else, you are ultimately processing it and stripping it of some of its nutrients (especially since most juices are pasteurized, at least in the US). Juice absolutely has some nutrition and is by no means a total frankenfood, but unless you're on a liquid diet it's SO much better to eat the whole fruit.

    @Kupotepo The title is mostly a joke. I drink one, two at most a day. I used to drink a full pot.
     
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    Regular tea about 3 times a day (for breakfast, late afternoon, and evening). :D
    Fruit juices during meals.

    These are my regulars. I don't mind a coffee, cocoa, or hot chocolate every now and again, as well as green tea, peppermint tea, and fruit infusions, but regular tea is usually a go-to drink. Also, I never pour milk in tea (even though this is how most Brits have their tea).
     
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