Drink

Tea is the world's second-most-consumed drink

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 and soft drinks. In addition, alcoholic drinks such as wine, beer, and liquor, which contain the drug ethanol, have been part of human culture result and development for more than 8,000 years.

Non-alcoholic drinks often signify drinks that would normally contain alcohol, such as beer and wine, but are made with less than .5 percent alcohol by volume. The category includes drinks that have undergone an alcohol removal process such as non-alcoholic beers and de-alcoholized wines.

Biology

When the human body becomes dehydrated, it experiences thirst. This craving of fluids results in an instinctive need to drink. Thirst is regulated by the hypothalamus in response to subtle changes in the body's electrolyte levels, and also as a result of changes in the volume of blood circulating. The complete elimination of drinks, that is, water, from the body will result in death faster than the removal of any other substance.[1] Water and milk have been basic drinks throughout history.[1] As water is essential for life, it has also been the carrier of many diseases.[2]

As society developed, new techniques were discovered to create the drinks from the plants that were available in different areas. The earliest archaeological evidence of wine production yet found has been at sites in Georgia (c. 6000 BCE)[3][4][5] and Iran (c. 5000 BCE).[6] Beer may have been known in Neolithic Europe as far back as 3000 BCE,[7] and was mainly brewed on a domestic scale.[8] The invention of beer (and bread) has been argued to be responsible for humanity's ability to develop technology and build civilization.[9][10][11] Tea likely originated in Yunnan, China during the Shang Dynasty (1500 BCE–1046 BCE) as a medicinal drink.[12]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Drank
العربية: مشروب
armãneashti: Biuturâ
asturianu: Bébora
azərbaycanca: İçki
Bân-lâm-gú: Ím-liāu
башҡортса: Эсемлек
беларуская: Напой
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Напой
भोजपुरी: पेय
български: Напитка
Boarisch: Drangl
brezhoneg: Evaj
català: Beguda
Чӑвашла: Ĕçме
čeština: Nápoj
Cymraeg: Diod
dansk: Drik
Deutsch: Getränk
dolnoserbski: Piśe
eesti: Jook
Ελληνικά: Ποτό
español: Bebida
Esperanto: Trinkaĵo
euskara: Edari
فارسی: نوشیدنی
français: Boisson
Gaeilge: Deoch
galego: Bebida
한국어: 음료
Hausa: Abinsha
հայերեն: Ըմպելիք
हिन्दी: पेय-पदार्थ
hornjoserbsce: Napoj
hrvatski: Piće
Bahasa Indonesia: Minuman
interlingua: Bibita
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᐃᒥᐊᓗᒃ
íslenska: Drykkur
italiano: Bevanda
עברית: משקה
Basa Jawa: Ombèn-ombèn
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಪಾನೀಯ
қазақша: Сусындар
Kinyarwanda: Ikinyobwa
Kiswahili: Kinywaji
Kreyòl ayisyen: Bweson
kurdî: Vexurik
Latina: Potio
latviešu: Dzēriens
lietuvių: Gėrimas
lingála: Limɛli
la .lojban.: selpinxe
magyar: Ital
मैथिली: पेयपदार्थ
македонски: Пијалак
მარგალური: ოშუმალი
Bahasa Melayu: Minuman
монгол: Унд
Nederlands: Drank
नेपाली: पेयपदार्थ
नेपाल भाषा: त्वँसा
日本語: 飲料
norsk: Drikke
norsk nynorsk: Drikke
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Ichimlik
پښتو: څښاک
Plattdüütsch: Drinken
polski: Napój
português: Bebida
română: Băutură
Runa Simi: Upyana
русский: Напиток
саха тыла: Утах
संस्कृतम्: पेयानि
Scots: Drink
sicilianu: Viviruni
Simple English: Drink
سنڌي: شربت
slovenčina: Nápoj
Soomaaliga: Cabitaan
српски / srpski: Пиће
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Piće
Basa Sunda: Inuman
suomi: Juoma
svenska: Dryck
Tagalog: Inumin
தமிழ்: பானம்
татарча/tatarça: Эчемлек
తెలుగు: పానీయం
Türkçe: İçecek
українська: Напої
اردو: مشروب
vèneto: Béver
Tiếng Việt: Thức uống
Võro: Juuk
Winaray: Irimnon
吴语: 饮料
粵語: 嘢飲
中文: 饮料
डोटेली: पेयपदार्थ