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Friday, February 17, 2012

Food Value of Beverages

Are you thirsty? Human has different likes and needs in terms of beverages. Some may like just a pure water to ease their thirst while others prefer to have fruit or vegetable beverages or even soft drinks. Thirst is your body’s way of telling you that you need liquids. Let’s find out what is really the importance of the different beverages that we used to have. Having a good and nutritious choice of beverages can increase the food value of a meal. It is a valuable part of someone’s diet. Water, Milk, Cocoa and Chocolate Beverages, Coffee and Tea, Fruit and Vegetable Beverages and Soft Drinks are just examples of beverages.
The Water Water plays an important part in helping to satisfy the body’s need for liquids. It is also has the advantage of containing no calories. Some may forget that water is still the original and one of the best beverages.

 Next is Milk. You may think that milk is just for young people only; well you are wrong with that because Milk is a rich source of nutrients. It is important that people in all ages should include milk in their diet. Drinking milk, either during meals or between meals, is one way of making sure you get The Milk the nutrients you need.

 Then, we have the favorite of everyone, the Cocoa and Chocolate. Making cocoa and chocolate beverages with milk will increases their food value. Cocoa and chocolate contain starch, protein, fat, and some minerals. It is not advisable to drink a lot of cocoa and chocolate beverages since too much is not good for everybody’s health.

 Coffee and Tea are considered to have very little food Value since both contain caffeine, a drug that acts as a stimulant in the body that makes people get easily nervous. You can add sugar, cream or milk and lemon to increase the food value but just slightly.

Fruit Beverage

 The food value of fruit and Vegetable Beverages are in their juices. So, avoid diluting juices with water since its food value is lowered. Example of juices diluted with water lemonade, orangeade or punch. 

Soft drinks completely lack in food value except for water and sugar. Soft drinks are popular refreshments because of its taste and you can choose the taste you like. But, it is not good to the body. In drinking soft drinks, be sure to include plenty of nutritious beverages.

 That’s all for the food Value of beverages ranges from the high food Value of Milk and Hot chocolate to the very low food value in coffee and tea.


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