After I read this article I was surprised, to be honest, but I'll definitely try this remedy, because after my last cols I remained with this annoying cough. It's like I'm an old grumpy donkey and I tried all sort of remedies, but guess what! Still coughing! And I went to see a doctor and it's nothing going wrong with my lungs, so I'll try eating dark chocolate. It's kind of hilarious because this sounds like one of the best remedies: eat chocolate and get rid of cough!
Chocolate proven to be more effective in treating coughs than lemons and honey, shows British studies. According to the researchers team led by prof. Alan Morris of the University of Hull, this is thing happens due to the cocoa content in chocolate, which quickly suppress cough.
From previous research, scientists found that theobromine, the substance cocoa contains, is more effective than codeine, used in most cough remedies.
According to professor Alan Morris, chocolate may prove its efficacy, because cough syrups, containing cocoa are more effective.
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Patients who were given chocolate cough syrup during the study reported a significant improvement within two days. The study involved 163 people. Earlier, it was found that the substance cocoa contains its more effective in cough remedies than codeine.
Dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidants, containing nearly four times more antioxidants than plums, grapes, apples and strawberries. Dark chocolate is rich in so-called flavonoids, which act as powerful antioxidants. From the first symptoms of cough, it's recommended that a square of dark chocolate to be left to melt on the tongue easily, say the study authors.