Unsweetened cocoa that isn't dutch-processed is actually REALLY good for you. It isn't diluted with a ton of excess sugar and hasn't been stripped of the nutrients. Cocoa powder is low in calorie but delivers strong chocolate taste. I've been using it to make my own hot chocolate for years now. A tablespoon has less than 15 calories and provides 5-10% of trace minerals like copper, magnesium, etc-- plus it is has iron (7% DV for a tbsp), 1.5 g of fiber, a gram of protein, and ~110 mg of potassium (about 1/3 the amount of a small banana, making it have a higher potassium-per-calorie ranking than bananas! or milk!).
Long story short- cocoa powder is actually really darn good for you.
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