It turns out chocolate can cure a very common health issue 6 years ago

It turns out chocolate can cure a very common health issue

That's what we like to hear.

It's important to start by saying: a lot of sugar is obviously not good for you. So while we're not saying you can opt for a diet of three chocolate meals a day, it is interesting to see some benefits to our favourite treat.

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Various studies revealed some exciting findings about chocolate in recent months. For example, we recently told you that chocolate may make you smarter based on new research and we also found out that chocolate for breakfast is recommended by some experts.

But now there is another finding which we will certainly welcome.

There is nothing more irritating than a niggling cough, so we were very happy to hear that chocolate apparently cures a cough.

There is a new medicine containing cocoa that has shown to be better at stopping coughs than the standard cough medicine as reported by News 8.

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The over-the-counter remedy was monitored in a large study and it was found that users noticed significant improvements in just two days.

Cocoa has properties that relieve irritation of the mucous membranes in the mouth by forming a protective film. This can protect your throat from a cough.

Drinking hot chocolate or eating a bar may not be very effective, however, because it doesn't sit on the throat long enough. Sucking a chocolate sweet may work better but overall a concentrated medicine containing cocoa is the best way to go.