Photo by Chung Ho LeungCreative Commons License.

Beverages are liquids intended for human consumption. In addition to basic needs, beverages form part of the culture of human society. Although all beverages, including juice, soft drinks, and carbonated drinks, have some form of water in them, water itself is often not classified as a beverage (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

Since the category of beverages encompasses almost all consumable liquids, all beverages could theoretically have an allergen in them. Check all ingredients carefully before you choose to consume a beverage. In the event of an allergic reaction after consuming a beverage, contact your allergist.

Common Uses:

Beverages usually accompany a meal, but can be consumed at any part of the day, and with any food.

Dietary Information and Related Articles:

Here are 20 great smoothies you can make at home (smoothies are a beverage after all).