I wrote "the men are drinking drinks" and Duo told me NO. I had to put beverages.
Duo said no because you missed "the" in your sentence. It gave an alternate translation instead
If I may add, I don't expect them to drink foods either, however will tolerate it, shall they decide it is in their best interest and for the common good.
Nice writing right here!
"The men drink the drinks." Well, yeah; I don't expect them to drink the 'foods."