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


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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 Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt 

One of the few Love Island stars still coupled up, popular duo Camilla and Jamie who met on the reality show back in 2018 posted a video on their Instagrams and with the help of their family and friends, announced that they were expecting a baby in October 2020.
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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

Announcing the news of her pregnancy in serious style, singer Katy broke the news in the music video for her song 'Never Worn White' where she revealed her glorious bump after months of hiding it from her fans. "I thought I would tell you guys in the best way through a piece of music", she told excited fans in an Instagram Live. Katy then went on to confirm the couple were expecting a baby girl in April with a photo on Instagram of fiancé Orlando's happy face covered in pink icing. 
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Rochelle and Marvin Humes 

We were delighted when the gorgeous pair annouced they'd be adding to their brood this year! Rochelle then shared an adorable video on her Instagram revealing that they're expecting a baby boy! Head to her Instagram to watch the full video of little Alaia-Mai and Valentina finding out they're getting a baby brother! 
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Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas 

The Game of Thrones star and her Jonas brother husband have sparked rumours that they are expecting in 2020. Although 23-year-old Sophie and 30-year-old Joe haven't personally confirmed the claims, sources have said that Sophie is around four months into her pregnancy. Find out more about the couple on Sophie's Instagram.
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Ronan and Storm Keating

Ronan Keating's wife Storm revealed they were expecting baby number 2 with Ronan posting on Instagram: "Another little Keating on the way ♥️" 

Coco Knox Keating was born 27th March 2020 with Stormy sharing on Instagram: 'A beautiful calm birth thanks to Claire Mellon and all the wonderful team at @theportlandhosp Thank you so much for taking such great care of us.'
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Milla Jovovich

Zoolander star Milla Jovovich confirmed her pregnancy news on Instagram: "Knocked up again.🤫

Milla went on to give birth to a beautiful baby girl she gave the unique moniker of Osian Lark Elliot. Explaining the name on Instagram, she wrote: 'Osian is a welsh boy’s name and it’s pronounced O-shin. Now I know the name is long, but the family couldn’t agree on her middle name. Ever and my mom wanted Lark, @dashielanderson and I wanted Elliot. Then my husband Paul chimes in with another vote for Lark, so Smushy and I were out numbered 😛! At least she has many names to choose from later in life if she wants to drop a few. She’s so beautiful! Her hair is lighter than the other girls was and she’s very strong. Her little hands get in the way and they’re hard to control and she’s already lifting her head up to see what’s going on! She’s our miracle baby and we’re all so grateful to have her and completely obsessed with her!! I will obviously post more pics later, but we are all exhausted because the last few nights have been crazy! I send you all so much love from the cloud I’m flying on!!! Xoxo m❤️☁️✨⚡️⭐️💥☄️'
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Laura Prepon 

The Orange is the New Black star gave birth to her second child, a boy, with husband Ben Foster in February 2020. Announcing the happy news on Instagram alongside an adorable picture of mum and baby, Laura wrote 'Welcoming home our new bundle of love. Overwhelmed with gratitude.' While the baby is known to be a boy, Laura has yet to share the name of her son, telling PEOPLE magazine: 'We make all those decisions as a family. So at a certain point ... we'll say it, but ... being that we're in the public eye, we always have conversations around anything, especially that has to do with our kids. We're very protective of that.'

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Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor

Former Made in Chelsea stars Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor announced they were expecting their first baby together last November.

The couples beautiful daughter Sienna Grace was born via C-section on 1st of May 2020 weighing 7lbs. Millie told HELLO! magazine: 'She is so adorable, even down to the little noises she makes. We've been on cloud nine; it's gone so quickly. We've been in our little love bubble at home, cherishing those newborn moments, whether that's her sleeping on me or just lapping up all the cuteness.'
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Debbie Stringer and Peter Stringer

Debbie and rugby legend Peter Stringer revealed they were expecting their second child with a picture of their two-year-old Noah touching Debbie's bump on Instagram.

Debbie confirmed Oscar Arlo Stringer was born in March, writing: 'Our hearts are full and we are feeling incredibly blessed. So happy to be back home with my boys.' She later went on admit the experience had been challenging due to the Coronavirus pandemic: 'Bringing Oscar home was incredible but not being able to introduce him to our families has been a little heartbreaking, but I know it’s for the best. I know everyone must be anxious with all this uncertainty but here’s hoping it passes soon. I’m trying to stay positive and be grateful that I’m able to spend this time with my little family in our little bubble.'

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Danielle Armstrong

Former TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong gave birth to a baby girl with her fiancé Tom Edney in May. She shared a picture of her first child on Instagram and revealed her sweet name, writing: "My World Is Complete... Orla Mae Edney Born May 26th at 16:30pm, Weighing A Healthy 8Ibs11 #mybabygirl #daughter #myworld."
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Petra Ecclestone 

Petra Ecclestone welcomed her first child, a daughter, with fiance Sam Palmer back in March 2020. However the 31-year-old mum-of-four did not share her happy news until April when Sam, took to his Instagram Stories to make the announcement. Sam's message read: 'I have received lots of messages asking when the baby is due. We had a beautiful daughter a few weeks ago.'
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Iveta Lukosiute

After 2 years of unsuccessful tries and 2 consecutive miscarriages, Strictly Come Dancing's professional Iveta Lukosiute gave birth to her second baby, a daughter Ilana Raytses, on the 25th of April 2020. The dancer already shares a son, Vidas, who turned three in September, with husband Jenya Raytses.
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Melissa Suffield

The former EastEnders star confirmed she had given birth to a healthy baby boy with her fiancé Robert Brendan in March. Melissa revealed the baby's name to be River Jefferson Carter-Robinson and called him "perfect". The actress regularly shares adorable photos of her son over on Instagram, gushing: "He’s very squirmy and desperate to move about and sit up. But he’s still a pipsqueak really, even if he doesn’t think so. So excited for everything he still has to learn, about the world, about himself, and how to be the best person he can be." 

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Sheridan Smith

The 38-year-old actress announced her baby news during her performance on a cruise ship.

She revealed she had morning sickness and: "I've got a baby on board."

She then added: "I’ve got buckets in each wing and trainers so I can run." 
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Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee

Step Up star and dancer Jenna Dewan and her husband and actor Steve Kazee are now expecting their first child together. 

The couple told People: “We are beyond overjoyed and couldn’t be happier to be expanding our family!”
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Ali Bastian and David O'Mahony

Ex-Hollyoaks actress Ali Bastian and her husband David O'Mahony revealed the birth of their baby daughter Isla Rose to HELLO! magazine in April. Isla, born on 12th of March, was born as You've Got a Friend by Carole King came on the couple's birth playlist. "David was in Beautiful, the Carole King musical, when we first met so it was a huge part of the beginning of our relationship. It was a really special moment," Ali told HELLO!
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Nadia Essex 

After being told by doctors that she had one per cent chance of conceiving, Former Celebs Go Dating star Nadia Essex announced she was pregnant with a 'miracle' baby on Instagram, "Never been so scared of a magazine coming out as this. But yes darlings I am with child 🎊🤰🏼🎉I don’t have a clue what I am doing so going to need ALL your help and advice!!!! So happy and thankful for this blessing & new chapter. Read my first exclusive interview in today’s @closeronline ❤️💟" 

Nadia gave birth to her son in March. "Darlings I want to introduce you to my whole world..... Ezekiel Michael Essex," she wrote. She spoke to Closer magazine about giving birth during the pandemic and raising her child singlehandedly, admitting: "It’s been the craziest time to welcome a baby. While it’s nice to be in our own little bubble, you can’t help but be affected by what’s happening. My mum was only allowed on the ward for ten minutes following his birth, and wasn’t even able to have a cuddle with her grandson. In hospital, I remember the hand sanitiser from my bedside had been stolen – it all felt so surreal. I’ve had little contact with people, which has been tough, but I understand it’s for the best."
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Ola and James Jordan 

Afterr concieving their first round of IVF, James and Ola Jordan thrilled Strictly fans by announcing the birth of their daughter Ella it 9.20am on 27 February, weighing 7lb 9oz. Ola told HELLO!: "It was so overwhelming I started crying. It was a mix of anticipation and fear of the unknown and a flood of emotions that my baby was finally on her way, after all the years of longing."
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Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas

Former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh gave birth to her first child with fiancé Ryan Thomas in March 2020. Annoucing the exciting news on Instagram, she shared a picture of her son's baby's hand and wrote: "Roman Ravello Thomas 💙." Roman joins the family which includes Ryan's daughter Scarlett from his previous relationship with Coronation Street actress Tina O'Brien.
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Lydia Bright

TOWIE's star Lydia Bright introduced her baby daughter Loretta Rose to the world in March. Born on the 21st of February, Loretta weighed in at 7lbs 11. "I'm still on a massive high at the moment. I'm not even struggling with the sleep! I'm loving the night feeds," Lydia told HELLO! magazine.
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Jeremy Kyle and fiancée Vicky Burton

Jeremy Kyle, 54 and his fiancée Vicky Burton welcomed a baby boy in January 2020. The new arrival is bound to be a huge joy after the TV host experience a difficult year in 2019 which saw the cancellation of The Jeremy Kyle Show. 
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Malika Haqq

Khloe Kardashians best friend Malika took to Instagram to share the news of her son's birth writing: ‘Ace Flores 3.14.2020.’ 
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Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin

Supermodel Ashley Graham and husband, Justin Ervin became parents in January, sharing on Instagram: "At 6:00PM on 01/18/2020, we welcomed 7lbs 5oz of love into our world." The model then went on to reveal her son's name and birth story on her podcast Pretty Big Deal. "Meet Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin," she gushed. 
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Kate and Rio Ferdinand

Following their hugely popular documentary 'Kate and Rio: Become a Stepfamily', the married couple delighted fans in June by sharing an adorable video of the Ferdinand children finding out about Kate's pregnancy. Their heartwarming reactions are enough to make anyone shed a happy tear. Kate posted on Instagram: 'Baby Ferdy we are all so excited to meet you. 💗💙'
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Danielle Panabaker 

Actress Danielle Panabaker and her husband Hayes Robbins are expecting their first baby. Danielle broke the news on Instagram as she posted a picture onto her feed where she was 'eating for two'. 
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Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger

Actor Chris Pratt is expecting his first child with wife Katherine after the couple married in 2019. Chris already has 7-year-old son Jack with his ex-wife Anna Faris. Praising her husband on his birthday and Fathers Day, Katherine wrote on Instagram: 'I thank God every day for you. Blessed to live life with you, watch you grow, and one of the greatest gifts has been watching you be the most loving and fun father.' Speaking in a recent TV interview, Chris admitted: 'I found myself complaining the other day about a little bit of low back and hip pain and how in quarantine I’ve gained a little weight… and she just looked at me sweetly. I was like… ‘Oh, right, right, I don't really get to complain about that to you right now, do I?’” 
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Lauren Pope 

Former TOWIE star Lauren Pope announced her pregnancy back in March. She revealed there was still a lot to do for the upcoming arrival of her little one, telling fans: "Only 4 weeks to go & still not packed my hospital bag, nursery is still full of unmade furniture & empty boxes & still not finished my birthing plan. My challenge to myself is to have all the above done by Friday!"

Lauren confirmed the gender of her baby in July, uploading a photo of her with her beloved pooch and large baby bump, writing: 'Me n my girls 🤰🏼🐶🥰'


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