Which beverages do you mostly take?

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Which beverages do you drink the most? choose up to 3

Tea (black)
15
10%
Green tea or Jasmine tea
11
8%
Herbal teas
10
7%
Coffee
24
16%
Water
50
34%
Soda pop
10
7%
Lemonade or other fruit juice
8
5%
Energy drinks
3
2%
Soy milk or Almond milk
12
8%
Milk (cow)
3
2%
 
Total votes: 146

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Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by DNS » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:27 pm

Since we have several recent topics about coffee, tea, etc., I thought I'd start a poll on what we drink the most.

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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by Disciple » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:58 pm

No alcohol on the list?

I selected soda pop, water, and coffee.

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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by DNS » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:40 am

Disciple wrote:No alcohol on the list?

I selected soda pop, water, and coffee.
I thought about putting beer, wine, hard liquor on there, but since this is a Buddhist forum and there is already so much opposition to even a beer-clicking emoticon, I figured I better not put them there. And then of course some might troll for "fun" and vote up alcohol.

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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by Buddha Vacana » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:29 am

Tap water

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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:38 am

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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by Sam Vara » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:21 am

I drink tea (with soya milk) throughout the day. I used to drink several cups of coffee daily, until about five weeks ago. Apart from taking longer to wake up in the mornings, giving up coffee has had no discernible effect upon my life or health in general, or upon meditation. It just seems like giving up a harmless pleasure. I have given up coffee several times in the past, with the same result. It's easy to do, but does nothing for me apart from saving me money.

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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by plwk » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:02 am

cāya śaraṇaṃ gacchāmi :mrgreen:

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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by cjmacie » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:42 pm

Those needing or preferring lactose drink substitutes and using soya milk might scan the internet for information on the pros and cons of using soya products not processed in the ways known in east Asian countries. You sauce, miso, tofu, tempe, etc. are all fermented or otherwise processed such that the raw soy material is essentially transformed.

Some research indicates that soy beans are NOT properly digestible for humans, while better for livestock. Something like 98% of soy beans produced are for animal food. There's, however, greater profit margin in putting it into food for humans -- perhaps irrespective of whether it's healthy to do so or not.

Almond milk, rice milk, etc. are, on the other hand, thought to not have such problems.

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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by Sprouticus » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:04 am

:anjali:

Hot water with lemon, and sometimes honey, is key for me getting through colder winter weather. I have thermos bottles and mugs lined up on the counter next to the electric kettle.
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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by Swatantra » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:27 pm

Herbal teas, primarily fresh mint or ginger, plus any other herbs I have. Filtered water, fruit or veg juice and non dairy milks occasionally.
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Post by ieee23 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:28 pm

Sencha FTW :)
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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by ryanM » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:47 pm

no kombucha, huh?

1.water 2.coffee 3.assorted teas
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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by ieee23 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:56 am

Buddha Vacana wrote:Tap water
Room temperature, or chilled?
Whatever a bhikkhu frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. - MN 19

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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by ieee23 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:56 am

Probably could have left water out of the poll as everyone drinks that sooner or later.
Whatever a bhikkhu frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. - MN 19

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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by Kim OHara » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:57 am

I live in a hot climate (it's midwinter here now; days typically get up to 25-28C, nights down to 15-18C :smile: ) so we need to keep up our fluid intake. I drink mugs of fairly weak coffee with meals and top up with water in between. It's the same with anything alcoholic, btw - light beer rather than normal strength.
Soft drinks? Only when I want a sugar hit during a break in exercise.

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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by lostitude » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:46 am

ieee23 wrote:Probably could have left water out of the poll as everyone drinks that sooner or later.
But then it's the most appropriate answer for people like me who consciously avoid drinking other liquids. I usually try to stick to water even when I feel like milk or soda or anything else. I drink mineral water with a high magnesium content, which is said to have a positive effect on the nervous system.

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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by dharmacorps » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:13 pm

I drink Coffee in the mornings, then water midday. In the evening I may have a soda or two, or some lemonade or other drink mix.

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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by aflatun » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:30 am

Mostly water, 1-2X a day coffee, and some diet soda.

I religiously avoid caloric drinks (that "religiously" is for chownah and binocular, they taught me something!)
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Who is beyond construction and without exhaustion,
Are thereby damaged by their constructs;
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That which is the nature of the Thus-Gone
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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by seeker242 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:23 am

cjmacie wrote:Those needing or preferring lactose drink substitutes and using soya milk might scan the internet for information on the pros and cons of using soya products not processed in the ways known in east Asian countries.
Soy milk has long been a traditional beverage in east asia, since the Han dynasty IIRC.

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Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Post by Mkoll » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:45 am

Top 3? Probably water, coffee and seltzer water, in that order. I've developed a coffee habit when before I had none.

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