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Another Reason to Eat Chocolate: It Soothes a Cough

You know me; I am always looking for another reason to eat more dark chocolate. From lowering blood pressure to having a load of antioxidants to just tasting so darn good, there is yet another reason to eat chocolate. Hooray!

Research has found that theobromine, an ingredient found in chocolate, has a cough-reducing effect superior to codeine, an ingredient found in many cough syrups. What's more? Chocolate, as we all know by now, soothes and moistens the throat.

As a matter of fact, I think I feel a little cough coming on right now. Looks like I'm going to be forced to eat some dark chocolate — twist my arm already, jeez. I think I will go make some hot cocoa now!

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swtsunkisses88 swtsunkisses88 9 years
mmm just another reason for me to stay addicted to it :)
sharpai_luv sharpai_luv 9 years
cool! so is it only for dark chocolate or for any types of chocolates?
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
Now I have another reason to back up my love for chocolate!
Amber-Fairy Amber-Fairy 9 years
Finally the proof is here! People have always been freaked out by my claim that when I have a cough and I eat dark chocolate it helps. It's good to know I'm not going mad!
Wikipedia Wikipedia 9 years
I can't help but wonder if all the good benefits suddenly being discovered about chocolate are partially justifications made (for instance the antioxidant level isn't particularly high, etc.) because people want an excuse to eat chocolate. But hey, whatever floats your boat. I'm not a huge chocolate fan myself though.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
More proof that chocolate is a wonderful food and should be consumed on a regular basis!
chatnoir chatnoir 9 years
I got a great sugar free (or no sugar added) dark chocolate from my international grocer. It's wonderful. This is good to know. I geek for natural cures.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Great news for all Chocoholics like me!
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
good to know!!! :) haha im now gonna use this as my excuse! lol
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
good to know!!! :) haha im now gonna use this as my excuse! lol
kikidior kikidior 9 years
i like this one. Lol. i use chocolate to make me feel happy, to make me feel leaner which i always saw as weird but when i eat lots of chocolate my waterweight lessens yep. im a true Chocoholic.
kikidior kikidior 9 years
i like this one. Lol. i use chocolate to make me feel happy, to make me feel leaner which i always saw as weird but when i eat lots of chocolate my waterweight lessens yep. im a true Chocoholic.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Hahaha oh my addiction!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Hahaha oh my addiction!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
SWEET! I love chocolate!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
SWEET! I love chocolate!
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