Hot cocoa on a cold winter’s day doesn’t just taste good and warm your insides; it’s good for you too. Cocoa powder is a good source of fiber and iron. It’s rich in antioxidants. It’s also been shown that consuming hot cocoa regularly protects skin from sun damage, increases blood flow to the skin and improves the surface texture of your skin. For the healthiest hot cocoa, make your own using unsweetened cocoa powder or 85% dark chocolate, low fat milk and natural sweeteners like honey.