Chocolate Granite Falls NC

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

Ingles Markets
(828) 726-0029
630 Connelly Springs Rd.
Granite Falls, NC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
7:00am to 11:00pm

Food Lion
(828) 728-1181
3078 Hickory Blvd.
Hudson, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(828) 397-5882
511 Us Hwy 70 East
Hildebran, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

Food Lion
(828) 322-7332
Hwy 127 North
Hickory, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Aldi
1545 8Th Street Drive Se
Hickory, NC
Store Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 7pmFriday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Walmart Supercenter
(828) 396-3170
4780 Hickory Blvd
Granite Falls, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(828) 396-3685
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Food Lion
(828) 874-4214
827 Main Street S.W.
Valdese, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Bottom Dollar Food
(828) 327-9677
1810 Hwy 64-70 S.E.
Hickory, NC
Store Hours
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, 7 days a week

Sam'S Club
(828) 326-8699
2435 Hwy. 70 S.E.
Hickory, NC
Pharmacy #
(828)326-7009

Walmart
(828) 754-0763
935 Blowing Rock Blvd
Lenoir, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(828) 754-2184
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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.

I’m guessing your patients like coming to see you?

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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