4. Munch on a little chocolate
As wonderful as this remedy sounds, there’s a catch: sugar-sweetened and milk chocolate don’t apply. “Try hot, dark chocolate and sweeten it lightly with honey,” recommends Dugoua.
“Chocolate contains theobromine, a component that suppresses the nerve activity responsible for coughing and has been found to be three times more effective in stopping persistent coughs than codeine.” Sugar, on the other hand, can weaken immunity, so it’s best to avoid it all together when you have a cold.