It's that time of the year where you're back at work from the holidays and everyone is getting sick!
Well as soon as you feel that scratch in your throat knowing a cold is coming on maybe try this home remedy instead of cough medicine!
Professor Alyn Morice, head of cardiovascular and respiratory studies at the University of Hull says that “chocolate can calm coughs.”
The reasons that chocolate works better than medicine is because it's "like honey, it forms a sticky coating on the throat that can protect the nerve endings which get irritated when you have a cold and can trigger coughing."
Also, the "cocoa contains an alkaloid substance called theobromine, which has proved to be quite promising in studies looking at suppressing coughs."
In other words, cocoa is stickier and thicker than standard cough medicines so it's creating a thicker coating and protects the nerve endings in the throat.
Are you going to try this home remedy next time?