I’ve always said chocolate is good for you..or at least I have tried to convince myself of that fact as I stuff my face with those Lindt Chocolates.
Well it turns out I was right, for one ailment at least, and my friend science can back it up.
Next time you have a cough with your winter cold or you just get that tickle in your throat don’t reach for the codeine, grab your favourite chocolate and don’t feel guilty about it.
The delicious chocolate forms a smooth barrier over the nerve endings in your throat and cocoa has natural cough suppressing characteristics. Sadly it does not work in Hot Chocolate if you thinking of combining comfort and the healing effects but hey we can’t have it all.
So next time someone asks why you have so much chocolate you can tell them you have a cough and science says you should eat as much as you like. If my Christmas chocolate haul is anything to go by you shouldn’t hear me cough until sometime in 2024…if it lasts that long