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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) 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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2) Ali Bastian and David O'Mahony

Ex-Hollyoaks actress Ali Bastian and her husband David O'Mahony revealed they are execting a baby after a heartbreaking miscarriage. The soap star told Hello: "We feel incredibly lucky. The moment I found out, I was so excited I could hardly speak." 
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3) Danielle Brooks

Congratulations are in order for former Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks as she has announced she is pregnant with her first child!

She took to Instagram to announce the news, and the caption that read "So elated to finally share this news with you all. I'm happily pregnant", was alongside a picture of herself grinning while holding up a pregnancy test.
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4) Nadia Essex 

Former Celebs Go Dating star Nadia Essex has announced she is 14 weeks pregnant with 'miracle' baby.

After being told by doctors that she has one per cent chance of conceiving, she wrote 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 ❤️💟" 
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5) Ola and James Jordan 

James and Ola Jordan are expecting their first child after their first round of IVF. In an Instagram post, holding a picture of their scan, Ola wrote: "I can’t actually believe I’m writing this but I’m so happy to say James and I are expecting a baby 🤰 We are both so excited to add a little munchkin into our family.

"We have so much love to share and I know James will be the best daddy ever. He’s actually a real softy and already talking to our baby every day close to my belly.

"I’ve been with James for over half of my life and I always said I would never love anyone as much as I love him..... but now I will, just in a very different way.

"I can’t wait to meet this little person growing inside me and give them all the love I possibly can.

"Please get you copy of @hellomagout tomorrow where we share our story of the joy and excitement of becoming parents.

"Big thank you to @hellomag for sharing our story of ivf struggles and now the joy of pregnancy.
I still can’t believe IM HAVING A BABY 👶

Love you all 😘

"P.S. Getting pregnant wasn’t straight forward for us and it’s been a long and emotional journey but we were one of the lucky ones.

"My heart goes out to all those couples still trying for that magical moment and I’ll always keep a prayer in my heart for you."
 
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6) Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas

Former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh is expecting her first child with Ryan Thomas. Looking happy and healthy, Lucy posted a picture of her and Ryan holding up a babygrow on Instagram to share their news: "Best birthday present I’ve ever had 👶🤰 love you @ryanthomas84 ❤️🥰"
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7) Lydia Bright

It's good news for TOWIE's star Lydia Bright as she revealed her baby news on August 19. The reality star wrote on Instagram: "Surprise! Yes, I’m having a baby 👶🏼 ... I’m so excited. For the full story pick up a copy of @hellomag which is out on sale tomorrow with the full shoot and interview." 
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8) Rebekah Vardy and Jamie Vardy

Rebekah Vardy is now expecting her fifth child with footballer Jamie, and they are over the moon. Becky already has two children with Jamie, Sofia and Finley, and, Megan and Taylor from previous relationships. Jamie also has Ella from a previous relationship. 
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9) Anna Williamson

Celebs Go Dating presenter, Anna Williamson is expecting again with husband Alex Di Pasquale. She revealed on Instagram: "Ok, so some of you have spotted my slightly fuller figure of late 😆 - I haven’t just been eating all the pies (but I have certainly consumed a fair few with cravings) 

Well, there’s a reason...my lovely husband and I, and Vincenzo, are expecting our 2nd baby 👶 later in the year. We are absolutely overjoyed 💕"
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10) Jeremy Kyle and fiancée Vicky Burton

Jeremy Kyle and his fiancée Vicky Burton are expecting their first baby together. 
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11) Ashley Graham and Justin Ervin

Supermodel Ashley Graham is going to be a mum with Justin Ervin. She wrote on Instagram with a video of the pair: "Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life. It has been the best journey with my favorite person in the world! Today, we are feeling so blessed, grateful and excited to celebrate with our GROWING FAMILY! Happy anniversary, @mrjustinervin ❤️ Life is about to get even better. 😘"
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12) 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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13) 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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14) 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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15) 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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16) 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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17) 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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18) 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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19) 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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20) 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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