Everyone needs to stay well hydrated daily, but not everyone enjoys drinking the same beverages. Here is a list of 9 of the most consumed beverages around the world.
Water is a simple beverage, and yet, no one can survive without it. This is why people have invented different water treatment systems, to ensure everyone around the world can have clean and safe water to drink. Water is also the main ingredient in most of the beverages that are consumed around the world.
Tea is made by pouring hot water over cured tea leaves. This popular beverage can be enjoyed hot or cold, and can bring different health benefits. Tea plants mostly grow in Asia, but tea is enjoyed in many countries around the world.
Coffee beans are produced in at least 70 countries around the world, and many people drink coffee several times a day. It is mostly enjoyed hot, but iced coffee is also very popular, especially in the summer. Just like tea leaves, coffee beans come from an evergreen shrub.
4. Orange juice
Orange juice is the most popular of all the fruit juices. Many people enjoy buying orange juice that is made from concentrate, but some prefer squeezing fresh oranges to make their own orange juice. This delicious beverage is a high source of vitamin C.
Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world, and it can be enjoyed for any occasion. This refreshing fermented beverage has probably been around since prehistoric times, and it is definitely here to stay as it is being consumed in every country around the world.
6. Soft drinks
Soft drinks and sodas are also popular, and can easily be found in any restaurant and convenience store. Softs drinks are generally made with carbonated water, artificial flavors, and a sweetener such as sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. Sugar substitutes are added to diet soft drinks.
Wine is an alcoholic beverage that is mostly made with fermented grapes, but can be made with other fruits. Wine lovers can enjoy red wine, white wine, or even non-alcoholic wine. There is a wine for any occasion, and some bottles are even sold for thousands of dollars. Fortunately, most wines are very affordable.
Vodka is a very popular alcoholic beverage in Eastern Europe, but it is also the most popular white spirit in North America. Vodka can be enjoyed straight, or mixed with a variety of other beverages, and it can even come in different flavors, such as fruit flavors, dessert flavors or candy flavors.
9. Energy drinks
Energy drinks, whether they are carbonated or not, are beverages that contain a stimulant drug such as caffeine. Just like soft drinks, they can contain sugar or other sweeteners, as well as artificial flavors. Even though many people claim that they are not very healthy, they are still a popular beverage for those who are seeking physical and mental stimulation.