I know, crazy right? How could eating chocolate possibly help suppress a cough?

According to Shape.com, Professor Alyn Morice (an authority on cough and respiratory medicine) says that chocolate can sooth a cough better than codeine syrup.

It works by the melted chocolate forming a sticking coating that protects the nerve endings in your throat that cause you to cough.

It's also recommended that you go for dark chocolate over milk, to get the benefits of those antioxidants.

So if you come down with a cough this winter, keep some chocolate on hand!

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