The next time you experience sore throat or difficulty swallowing, instead of immediately reaching for syrup against cough or pastils, try to eat a piece of black chocolate.
Due to the concentration of cocoa, it may happen that chocolate can reduce or completely remove the unpleasant feeling of scratching or tearing in the throat.
Also, the most effective syrups and cough medicines contain cocoa extract, but they are certainly not as delicious as chocolate.
Cocoa contains a codeine, an analgesic that is often found in cough medicines.
Also, due to adhesion, which at first may seem uncomfortable, chocolate betrays the throat and creates a layer resisting the irritations that cause coughing.
So, do you want one cube of chocolate?
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