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Specifically, dark chocolate contains more cocoa. The most reputable brands of chocolate will list the percentage of cocoa content right on the label.

Walmart Supercenter
(218) 829-2220
7295 Glory Road
Baxter, MN
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(218) 829-5510
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Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Super One Foods
(218) 828-2160
7895 Excelsior Rd Ste 100
Baxter, MN

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(218) 828-9268
22551 County Road 3
Merrifield, MN

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Cub Foods Shorewood
(952) 380-9900
23800 State Hwy 7
Shorewood, MN
(952) 401-3830
4802 Hwy 101
Minnetonka, MN
Schwans Frozen Foods
(218) 828-3582
322 Washington St
Brainerd, MN

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Schwan's Sales Enterprises
(218) 828-0134
7998 Industrial Park Rd
Baxter, MN

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Teresa Farrell
(218) 855-5483
2024 S 6th St
Brainerd, MN
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cub Foods Crystal
(763) 287-9996
5301 36Th Ave No
Crystal, MN
Cub Foods Rochester
(507) 281-4554
1021 15Th Ave Se
Rochester, MN
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Quest for Healing—Go Ahead: Indulge!

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By Judy Brooks

I’ve often regarded chocolate as a guilty pleasure, but it really goes beyond pure indulgence, doesn’t it? Yes! Recent scientific evidence has shown that if we have enough chocolate, it will lower our blood pressure, potentially lower our cholesterol, give us some of the vitamins we get in our servings of fruit and vegetables, and may even act like a baby aspirin.

Are all chocolates created equal?

I recommend chocolate that contains at least 50 percent cocoa, because that’s where you’ll find the active ingredients, vitamins called flavonoids. Specifically, dark chocolate contains more cocoa. The most reputable brands of chocolate will list the percentage of cocoa content right on the label. Or, if the first ingredient listed is cocoa, that’s a good indicator that the cocoa content is high.

Won’t chocolate’s high calorie content offset its benefits?

Well, I think of it as a treat, not as a main course. Maybe about a third of a bar a day is something that one could have. And, if you’re really struggling with calories, my suggestion is to try high-grade cocoa hot chocolate, because it will have less fat.

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All my patients are really happy when they hear about this.

Chocolate Myths

Chocolate Causes Cavities
Sugar causes cavities. Some of the bacteria in chocolate may actually help prevent bacterial attacks on tooth enamel.

Chocolate is High in Caffeine
Not really—an average piece of chocolate contains about 10 mg of caffeine; a cup of coffee contains 100 mg.

Chocolate is Addictive
According to experts, while chocolate does contain some stimulants, they aren’t present in large enough quantities to affect the brain or the nervous system by creating addiction.

Eating Chocolate Gives You Acne
There’s no evidence to support that acne and chocolate are related.

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