Cocoa powder is made by removing most of the fat (cocoa butter) from the tropical cocoa bean. Cocoa powder is super nutritious; it is rich in Magnesium (27 mg/1 tbsp), Phosphorus (40mg/1tbsp), Fiber (2g/1tbsp). Cocoa also contains some Iron (0.8mg/1tbsp, Calcium (7mg/1tbsp), Copper (0.2mg/1tbsp) and it is very low in calories, only 12 calories per 1 tablespoon. Additionally, cocoa is a rich source of antioxidants such as procyanidins and flavanoids, which have been shown in several studies to have beneficial effects on blood pressure, blood vessels, insulin sensitivity, and has antiaging properties. Cocoa was found to be less diuretic than green tea. It may help with lowering risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. Although cocoa showed to lower LDL-cholesterol, it is important to be aware of what cocoa is consumed with since animal products and whole milk are high in animal fats that would increase LDL-cholesterol. Other studies concluded that cocoa may increase learning and memory abilities.