Chocolate Better Than Codeine for Coughing?

I honestly can't tell if this actually makes sense, or if I just REALLY want it to be true. Either way, you bet your bottom dollar I'm going to eat chocolate when I have a cough.

And also, when I don't. Just to get ahead of it.


According to Professor Alyn Morice, head of cardiovascular and respiratory studies at the University of Hull, chocolate is actually a more effective method for relieving a tickle (or hacking cough) than other over-the-counter drugs.

The prof--and resident cough expert--references a recent study where patients who took a new medicine containing cocoa (versus cough syrup) saw a significant improvement in their cough within two days. Another study, performed at the Imperial College of London, further explains: There’s an alkaloid in cocoa that is better at suppressing the urge to cough than codeine. Codeine.

Read more about it here.



Want to know more about Palmer? Get their official bio, social pages & articles on iHeartRadio!


Content Goes Here