Black Chocolate : Powerful Medicine to Treat Chronic Cough

Many people believe that eating chocolate can make fat and cause coughing. But dark chocolate turns the opposite way that can relieve a chronic cough because of its content of theobromine.

A study in the UK in December 2012 and involving 300 patients at 13 hospitals, proving that theobromine in dark chocolate successfully relieve chronic cough. The number of doses of theobromine are given by the researchers is as much as 1000 mg every 2 times a day for 2 weeks of the study period.

A piece of pure dark chocolate usually contains about 450 mg of theobromine. So patients need about 2/3 pieces of whole portions of dark chocolate to provide the required amount of theobromine, as reported by NaturalNews, Friday (18/01/2013).

Unfortunately, symptoms of cough come back in a few patients after stop consume theobromine. But other studies in London, England have also established that dark chocolate can relieve chronic cough.

Most people think that chocolate is more detrimental to health such as causing obesity or cough than health benefits. Chocolate poor health for health is the kind of chocolate that contains more sugar and milk.

Dark chocolate generally has a slightly bitter flavor compared to most sweet chocolate commonly found in supermarkets. A healthy type of chocolate must contain at least 70 percent cocoa or you can get the greatest benefit from raw chocolate.

The higher the level the better the cocoa beans for health because it contains high antioxidant. Antioxidant levels offered by the pure dark chocolate even larger than berries and raisins.

Dark chocolate also contains magnesium, a mineral necessary for the smooth primary over 300 metabolic functions in the body. In addition, the high sulfur content in dark chocolate helps build body tissue and protect the liver.


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