Cocoa Powder is both very delicious and very rich in nutrients and it provides many health benefits. Raw cocoa contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and minerals selenium, zinc and iron. These nutrients help the body function properly and they boost the immune system. Cocoa Powder may improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels. This successively lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, blood clotting and stroke. It is also high in antioxidants and may reduce inflammation. A healthy adult should not consume more than 40 grams of Cocoa Powder a day.