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According to science, CHOCOLATE fights coughs better than some cough medicines

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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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Read next: The celebrities expecting in 2018:

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1) Natalie Imbruglia 

Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia has revealed that she is expecting her first baby. First she announced her new record deal on Instagram, and then said: "And as you can see from the pic.. there is another announcement... (no I haven’t swallowed a watermelon).

I’m expecting my first child this Autumn. For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor-I won’t be saying anything more on that publicly.

I’m so excited about this next adventure... a new album and I’m going to be a mum! 🎶🤰🏻🎉😍❤️✨" 
 
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2) Anne Hathaway 

Anne Hathaway is now expecting baby number 2. Anne and her husband Adam Shulman had their first child named Jonathan in 2016.

Anne shared the news on Instagram: "It’s not for a movie...⁣⁣#2⁣. All kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love 💕" 
 
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3) Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley 

Chance and Kirsten who married in March are expecting baby number 2 in September. In an Instagram post he said: "New baby droppin September" captioning a screenshot of his notes on his phone that said:

"We pregnant again
Its a girl
JESUS CHRIST
WE LOVE YOU GOD"

Congratulations!
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4) Kiera Knightley and James Righton 

The 34-year-old actress debuted her baby bump at the Chanel Cruise 2020 show in Paris with husband James Righton. The pair already have a four-year-old daughter named Edie.
 
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5) David Tennant and Georgia Moffett

Number 5 is on the way! Former Doctor Who star, David Tennant announced he and wife Georgia Moffett are expecting their fifth child as the news broke out backstage on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Congratulations!
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6) Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt Carter

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and his wife Lauren Kitt, are now expecting a baby this year. Nick shared their exciting news in an Instagram post two weeks ago: "Thank You God for giving us the greatest gift we could ever ask for 🌈. #pregnant#werepregnant #babykisses#happiness #family" 
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7) Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds 

The couple announced their news on the red carpet when Blake stepped out alongside her husband at the New York City premiere of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, showing off a massive baby bump. The pair have two daughters James and Inez. 

 
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8) Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter

Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter are expecting their third child in 2019! Neither of the pair have confirmed the news, but reports surfaced in September 2018 after the Emmy Awards where it was suspected Sophie's dress hinted at a baby bump and had been custom-made.

The 42 year old actor already has two young sons, Christopher Carlton who is three-years-old and Hal Auden who is one.
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9) Johnny Galecki and Alaina Meyer

Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki and his girlfriend Alaina Meyer announced they're expecting their first baby.

Johnny said to his followers: "We are absolutely over the moon to announce that we will soon be welcoming a little one into this crazy and wonderful world."
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10) Myleene Klass and Simon Motson

TV presenter and former Hear'say singer Myleene Klass is pregnant with her third child. Myleene already has daughters Ava, 11 and Hero, 8.

This will be her first child with her partner Simon Motson. Myleene announced the news on Instagram on Valentines day 2019. She posted a photo of her baby bump with caption '❤️'.
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11) Alesha Dixon and Azuka Ononye

The BGT judge announced she was 'over the moon' to be carrying her second child. The 40 year old songstress welcomed her first child with her husband in 2013, named Azura Sienna. 
She had previously voiced her plans for a big family and had said, "I don't know whether it will happen given my age but I adore the idea of a large family and I hope I will be lucky.

"The love I feel for Azura is so pure and unconditional. The main thing is to enjoy her in the present and be philosophical about the future, because what will be will be."
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12) Jenson Button and Brittny Ward

Formula One star Jenson Button, 38, announced this January that he is soon to become a 1st time dad. His gorgeous fiancée, model Brittny Ward, is reportedly pregnant!

Breaking the news on Instagram, Jenson wrote:
“Brittny & I are Delighted to announce the new edition to the family currently having his first seat! Look how comfy he looks! 😍👶🏼#babybutton”

We're guessing it's a boy then! Very exciting news.
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13) Krysten Ritter & Adam Granduciel

Wow! We were not expecting this when Krysten stepped out onto the red carpet for the 2019 Oscars. 

The Jessica Jones actress shared photos on Instagram on February 25th after the awards ceremony with the caption, “Surprise!!! #oscars ❤️.”  

She's been keeping her followers up-to-date with her some gorgeous bump photos since.
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14) Marnie Simpson and Casey Johnson

Former Geordie Shore star Marnie Simpson, 27, announced she was expecting her first child with on-off boyfriend Casey Johnson, 24. 

She took to Instagram to share the exciting news with her 3.3 million followers, captioning a picture of a pregnancy scan with: "Baby Johnson, see you in October baby, can't wait to meet you."
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15) Hayley Tamaddon

Coronation Street and Emmerdale actress Hayley Tamaddon announced in April 2019 that she will be expecting her first child with boyfriend Adrian. The former Dancing On Ice star was overjoyed to show the wonderful news to her followers on Instagram.

Sharing a gorgeous photo with her growing bump she said: "EXCITING NEWS TWEET!! I’m so pleased to tell you all... I’m expecting my first child with my wonderful boyfriend Adrian!! 👶🏻 I’ve always wanted to be a mum and didn’t think I could have children. And now, at the ripe old age of 42 - I’M PREGNANT! 
And We couldn’t be happier. 💖"
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16) Lauren Conrad and William Tell

The former 'Hills' star and designer, Lauren Conrad, and husband William Tell, are expecting a new addition to the family in 2019! 💘 Holding her bump in an Instagram post on April 2, she revealed:"It's been hard to keep this one to myself! Very excited to share that our family will be getting a little bigger this year 👶🏼" The couple's new baby will join big brother Liam, who was born in 2017.
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17) Belle Lucia

Model Belle Lucia announced that she was 4-months pregnant with her boyfriend, sharing the news to her 1.3 million followers.

The Pretty Little Thing Model captioned the photo: "So 1 + 1 really does equal 3? Mum + Dad #comingsoon #4monthspregnant #librababylikeme #stillmodelling P.s Not April fools. It's the 2nd here in the UK."

While we don't know the due date, we do know this baby will be genetically blessed! 

 

 
 
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