Chocoholics, we’ve got news that will make your day – according to scientists, chocolate fights cough better than some cough medicines!
As if we needed another excuse to dig in to chocolate at this time of year, Professor Alyn Morice published findings that chocolate can actually soothe coughs better than codeine syrup. Why we hear you ask? The chocolate apparently forms a sticky coating that protects the nerve endings that cause you to cough.
As the chocolate melts in your mouth, the natural cough-suppressing ingredients come into contact with the sore throat nerves and calm them down.
Unfortunately, for hot chocolate fans, the more you dilute the chocolate the less effective it is, and the best remedy is to suck on a piece of chocolate, letting it melt slowly.
So, there you have it, if you’ve got a sore throat, it’s time to take a visit to the sweet isle of your local supermarket!
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Corrie's Fiz Brown, a.k.a. the fabulous Jennie McAlpine is expecting her second baby with husband Chris Farr! She recently revealed that her son Albert has been chipping in a few ideas for names... He wants to name the baby Chase or Marshall after the Paw Patrol characters! We are so excited for this lovely family to welcome their new baby later this year.
The former TOWIE star and his wife both cried when they discovered the exciting news and have revealed they're going to keep their baby's gender a surprise.
Despite not finding out the sex of their little one that hasn't stopped Elliott from guessing, speaking to OK! magazine, Sadie explained: "He was looking on the scan trying to see if he could see a willy."
Model Kate Upton announced her pregnancy with husband Justin Verlander in an adorably subtle Instagram post. Kate, who's expecting her first child, simply captioned her snap '#PregnantInMiami". Miles away from Beyonce's blooming photoshoot which broke the internet.
The Lizzie McGuire actress
The Lizzie McGuire and Younger actress shared the exciting news on Instagram with the caption:
"Guess what guys! @matthewkoma and I made a little princess of our own and we couldn’t be more excited!!!!!!🤰🏼"
Hilary joked that she was letting son Luca chose the name for her new arrival. The name he's chosen you ask? Cofant Croissant.