Michael Mosley's guide to rational eating
24 October 2013 Last updated at 13:39 BST
Every day there seems to be a story in the newspapers telling us alcohol will kill you, as will salt, coffee, red meat, buns and more-or-less anything - or possibly they can all be good for you in the right doses.
To help clear up the confusion about which foods are good for us and which are not, BBC Newsnight asked Michael Mosley to give us a guide. See also Coffee v smoothies: Which is better for you?