You know when you can feel a cold coming on? Like suddenly you feel exhausted and your throat is scratchy. Perhaps you should grab for your emergency chocolate instead of the cough medicine.
Professor Alyn Morice from University of Hull says that "chocolate can calm coughs." Doctors on a new study at Imperial College London found that there might be two reasons that chocolate soothes a sore throat: 1. "like honey, it forms a sticky coatin gon the throat that can protect the nerve endings in which get irritated when you have a cold and can trigger coughing." and 2. " cocoa contains an alkaloid substance called theobromine, which has proved to be quite promising in studies looking at suppressing coughs."
So feed that cold with chocolate...and don't feel guilty anymore!