Good for you / Bad for you

On some days, they are hailed for their edible health virtues; on others, their culinary curse. Some studies boast of their abundance of life-extending antioxidants, while others warn of the poisons, fats, or other dangers they also contain.

They are those “back-and-forth” foods and drinks that keep making news for different reasons — adding to a recipe for confusion when it comes to their real role in your health.