Chocolate is a Better Cough Suppressant Than Cold Medicine
We're smack dab in the middle of cold and flu season and there's a good chance you'll be fighting a cough at some point.
But there is some good news to come out of this.
According to a new study, chocolate is a better cough suppressant than actual cough medicine. Researchers in England took 160 participants who had coughs. They either gave them cough medicine with codeine or a chocolate-based medicine called "Rococo."
Two days later, the people who were given the chocolatey medication reported a "significant improvement" in their symptoms compare to those who took normal cough medicine.
A different study had found that a certain alkaloid in chocolate works as a cough suppressant. Does that mean that simply eating chocolate can help your cough? Surprisingly, yes, it can!
Researchers said that even though they used a chocolate-based medicine, sucking on a piece of chocolate can help too. Drinking hot chocolate or chocolate milk won't work as well, those don't make contact with your throat for very long.