Beverages as Part of a Healthy, Balanced Diet

Beverages are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet: they provide hydration, quench thirst and can deliver energy, essential vitamins and minerals. Beverages complement the foods we eat and, consumed responsibly, are a needed component of a balanced diet. In fact, many of the beverage industry’s products, including bottled waters, juices, sports drinks, teas, milk and diet soft drinks can be catalysts to health and fitness.

Some of the key ingredients in non-alcoholic beverages include low-calorie sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and caffeine. To learn more about beverage ingredients, check out the sample nutrition facts panel for your favorite beverage category here.

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