I was astounded when I read this information! Chocolate for COUGHS!?
In an article published online by Annmarie Kostyk of Organic Green Mommy.com, Ms. Kostyk quotes studies from London, England and Budapest, Hungary that showed that theobromine, which is found in chocolate, turned out to be 33% more effective for treating coughs, than codeine - if you can imagine that!?
I can. I think it's terrific that a naturally occurring substance is more effective for treating illness than a manmade substance!
The studies showed that up to 2 ounces of dark chocolate were effective in treating coughs. For children, only one ounce was needed, because of body weight. For more information, go to http://www.organicgreenmommy.com/.
Dark chocolate contains about 450 mg of theobromine per ounce. So - the next time you have a cough, take a small piece of dark chocolate, and call me in the morning. Chances are you'll sleep better (theobromine is not caffiene, it only chemically resembles it - it won't keep you awake) and you won't have a codeine hangover the next day.
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