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01.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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A DIETER’S DELIGHT

Even more good news!  WeightWatchers is discarding its famous fat and calorie-based points plan in favor of a new system that allows alcohol and an occasional fast food treat.  The international dieting company said it was adopting the new “ProPoints” system because “science had moved on” and the previous style of calorie-counting had been proven to be inaccurate and “outdated”.  The new plan will center on the amounts and types of protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and [...] Read More »

ANOTHER GLASS OF WINE FOR THE LADIES!

Great news for women who enjoy a glass of wine – it’s probably okay to have two! For years, women have been confined by the guideline of a single daily drink while men are allotted two. But a new study has found that women who have an alcoholic drink or two a day in midlife turn out to be healthier overall in their old age. Previous research has pointed to health benefits for men and [...] Read More »

ALLERGIC TO WINE? RELIEF IS ON THE WAY!

For those unfortunate souls who cannot drink wine due allergies, there just may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Scientists have identified the mysterious allergen in wine that causes headaches, stuffy noses, skin rash, and other allergy symptoms. The discovery could help winemakers in developing the first low allergenic vintages – reds and whites with less potential to trigger allergy symptoms. Wine allergies occur in an estimated 8 percent of people worldwide. [...] Read More »

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