Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

  • Published on Jun 9, 2019
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  3 months ago +1465

    Here are our sources: It is very fascinating to see that the both extremes, vegans and people on meat heavy diets hate this video. Usually we are attacked more from one direction - in this cases both ends of the spectrums are really upset. Anything relating to nutrition is very controversial unfortunately. Someone on twitter posted this: There is research showing strong links between dietary choices and social identity:

    So if you want to, you can find sources telling you that every kind of diet is bad for you. We tried very hard not to do that and get a real understanding what the health effects of meat are. We also did not have a particular bias, we have vegetarians, flexitarians and meat eaters in the team. And in general, since our first meat video many of us have reduced their meat consumption or at least try to. Others in the team have not changed at all and don't plan to. We don't have an overarching agenda here, one way or the other. There is a video about milk in the making right now and we also just started a video about veganism. Look forward to more diet related videos next year.

    • Szu-yu LIN
      Szu-yu LIN 5 days ago

      Heather Dyett so why don’t you show us the proof which justifies your negative opinions on any slight intake of meat?

    • killerdog1st
      killerdog1st 10 days ago

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell uhhh

    • David Choi
      David Choi 14 days ago

      @Heather Dyett u mad? Read the comment.

  • Time Gaming2030
    Time Gaming2030 3 hours ago

    But to live animals get stronger or claws while plants make themselves poisonous to wat kills them

  • Tom Kraemer
    Tom Kraemer 8 hours ago

    cholesterol is an antioxidant that is trying to get rid of all the sugar we eat.

  • Joseph McKeon
    Joseph McKeon 9 hours ago

    So I shouldn't eat turkey and cheese sandwiches from the deli? I've been eating them for decades, is it too late to stop? By their math my percentage chance of premature death is 1,216%

  • Magic Pigeon
    Magic Pigeon 10 hours ago +1

    The health doesn’t matter the problem is how we treat and kill all the animals we eat and it is terrible for the environment our planet is falling apart because of meat

  • martin saunters
    martin saunters 13 hours ago

    This video brought to you by the meat and dairy association.
    Oh, C'mon. A 10 year old could debunk this entire video in 5 min.
    Did Joe Rogan write the script for this?

  • Mileio Dijeni
    Mileio Dijeni 13 hours ago

    It's under documented and therefore biased.

  • L096 YT
    L096 YT 17 hours ago

    7:55 basically me in 3 seconds

  • LegacyEvoAce
    LegacyEvoAce Day ago

    You are an herbivore eating corpses is bad for you the end.

    • • I am a Funny YouTuber lol
      • I am a Funny YouTuber lol 13 hours ago

      @oak synia exactly we can eat both meat and veggies but balance is the key in other words an balance diet.

    • oak synia
      oak synia 14 hours ago +1

      We are omnivores. if we're herbivores, how can we digest them?

  • riaaa
    riaaa Day ago +1

    if I had a dollar for every time Kurzgesagt said “we’re gonna make a different video for that”.....

  • Best Youtube Name Ever

    So what I'm getting out of this video is eat a non prosest steak with a cup of orange juice

  • IC Ross
    IC Ross Day ago

    How do we know that our ancestors only ate plants! There are certain apes that live mainly on plants but also occasionally eat meat even while living in a plant jungle. There are other life forms on this planet that live in plant infested areas but are carnivorous. you would think that eating plant life would be a easier more suitable natural food adaptation for them. Lets just say we don't know why we eat meat but that we all should eat a true balanced diet (not that stupid food pyramid) and not overindulge on anything. Signed, Meat Lover!

  • David Nielsen
    David Nielsen Day ago

    Kurzgasagt: 'Eating a lot of meat may increase the risk of cancer with up to 29%.'
    Me: 'Worth the risk!'
    Kurzgesagt: 'This may sound scary...'
    Me: 'wait what, why?!'

  • Sammy G
    Sammy G Day ago

    I like your video, but do you want me to go fucking vegan?

  • Brendan Mewburn
    Brendan Mewburn Day ago

    Literally just got an ad for dominos plant based beef pizza before watching this wtf

  • S.U. HAM
    S.U. HAM Day ago

    헐 ㅋㅋㅋ 진짜로 먹방으로 나오네

  • 王尔靖
    王尔靖 2 days ago

    ducks are so cute

  • Just Max
    Just Max 2 days ago

    I'm watching this video while i'm eating chicken

  • xxhalogamer22xx
    xxhalogamer22xx 2 days ago

    At least I'll die doing what I love and many will agree with me

  • Jonathan Zentelin
    Jonathan Zentelin 2 days ago

    You juste contradicted one of your own video. The thing you eat is more important than the way it is produced?
    Embarrassing. Very embarrassing.

  • CaramelLeek
    CaramelLeek 2 days ago

    8:52 that bird picking mustard and pickle on bread?


  • John Rekesius
    John Rekesius 2 days ago +2

    7:20 Ah, yes. Last Tweet Tonight with John Avian.

  • Luz Alondra Aguilar Martínez

    Termino de ver el video y me sale un comercial de burger king jajaja

  • aldrei fabian
    aldrei fabian 2 days ago

    meat is not good for me i almost died

    ANIMELIFELINE 2 days ago

    8:50 was that a pickle on a piece of toast with mustard?????????????

  • FrostiMintz
    FrostiMintz 3 days ago +3

    Mild Tmi (too much information) warning, just stay away from hot dogs, don't kill ur stomach bacteria and stay away from nitrates (in lots of hotdogs and sausages, more so hotdogs)

    I had a hotdog and had very bad stomach issues I was constantly in pain bc of bacteria being killed in my stomach or intestines, I actually had a friend over and I was so out of it I just stayed in bed a she played slime ranchers on my computer for over 12 hours (with sleep) I may have had diarrhea but decided not to poop bc my butt burned and I only took that as a warning, I had this happen twice and the first I got over it pretty easily but I took what I think was called a probiotic to deal with round 2, though don't go looking for probiotic bc I have confused it with other stuff just to reaserch before treating stuff, or go to a doctor thought that's not always needed.

  • Finn Snow
    Finn Snow 3 days ago +1

    100grams of red meat a day is a lot. You shouldn't eat res meat everyday anyway maybe like twice a week at most.

  • Earth Wisdom
    Earth Wisdom 4 days ago +14

    When our carnivore ancestors started eating vegetables, they immediately spewed it out never to touch it again.

  • Matthew Grotke
    Matthew Grotke 4 days ago +1

    I never eat a meal without meat. Am I gonna die?

  • GoobyPls
    GoobyPls 4 days ago +1

    Omg I cant believe you brought the OG creepy disgusting hot dog figure to life! 7:40

  • nu na le
    nu na le 4 days ago +1


  • DragonKazooie89
    DragonKazooie89 4 days ago +1

    Choosing to eat meat is more of a political thing nowadays than a health thing. Many are going vegetarian or vegan now because of the "treatment of animals in the food industry."

    • • I am a Funny YouTuber lol
      • I am a Funny YouTuber lol 4 days ago +1

      Exactly but going vegan is better overall if u don't want an early death but i agree its more political then a health thing.

  • Black Gold
    Black Gold 4 days ago +1

    I’ve been eating chicken every single day all throughout my life, and I am still eating it. Am I good? U said I should go for chicken if I’m concerned bout my health and I wanna eat meat a lot, I ok?

  • TurtleHermit627 TurtleHermit627

    Did anyone else enjoy the tiny smoking devil as much as I did?

  • Jason Michael
    Jason Michael 5 days ago +6

    If someone could grow vegetables taste like bacon they wouldn’t be able to keep up with the demand.

    • Sam Titus
      Sam Titus Day ago

      @Abd Mzn vegans want eating meat to be harmful because then more people will follow vegan diet, and more animals will be saved from pain(at least that's what we tell ourselves) .
      Eating vegan diet is not unhealthy(if you take supplements) and is cheaper if done right.
      Most non vegetarians think that eating meat is necessary, so they are convinced that the animals dying for that is necessary as well. They subconsciously feel that eating animals is serving the purpose of survival.wheras in reality, most humans eat animals for taste and comfort and cause the animals pain, discomfort, suffering,early death(they only get to live 3-8% of their lifespan) and restriction of freedom.
      Sentient Animals have the ability to play, love, care, worry, feel pain and feel post traumatic stress in missing their loved ones at various degrees which can sometimes be compared with human feelings.
      Sorry I wrote such a big answer(lazy writing) thank you for reading😀.

    • Abd Mzn
      Abd Mzn Day ago

      @Sam Titus its not offensive, its just cringe worthy, equating meat eating to eating a corpse, or acting like eating any amount of meat is extremely harmful, especially when the opposite is true, many just seem so desperate for meat to be harmful.
      but vegans I really hate are the ones who disturb people doing their jobs in places like farms, slaughterhouses, etc.

    • Sam Titus
      Sam Titus Day ago

      @Abd Mzn vegans can be very self centered and passionate about their views. So they want to express their views too much ,which non vegans find offensive which they have every right to. We genuinely think that eating meat of sentient animals is wrong.

    • Abd Mzn
      Abd Mzn Day ago

      @Sam Titus why is it so easy to find vegans?

    • Sam Titus
      Sam Titus 2 days ago +1

      The meat industry is trying really hard to restrict vegan meat competition by pushing for laws to prohibit using terms like "meat" "bacon" and "cheese" in these vegan products .

  • Aswin Sivadas
    Aswin Sivadas 5 days ago

    Can you make a viedeo on keto diet

  • 강동석
    강동석 5 days ago +1


  • Brownskikuca Garlic Bread

    5:35 Salting is one of the safest preservation techniques, it does not contribute a lot to diseases, just don't eat it constantly. It is ok

  • Brownskikuca Garlic Bread

    Bassicaly, just stop the companies from putting shit into our meat and removing fats and adding sugars to everything, one study showed that cured meats increase cancer rates, ok I am not just on that one study, you know, remember the antibiotic apocalypse?

  • River Towner
    River Towner 6 days ago +1

    Balanced diet=Balanced; Revise the Color Schemes.....Pleeeeeeeeaz

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 6 days ago +1

    The egg was super

  • Hottcocoaunicorn 191

    Me: I’m glad I’m a vegetarian

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 6 days ago +1

    It gives us alot of information

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 6 days ago +2

    I am a great fan of this channel.

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 6 days ago +1

    meat is actually , bad.!

    • LaSigna 02
      LaSigna 02 6 days ago +1

      Nope, you didn't watch the entire video

  • mr jn
    mr jn 6 days ago +11

    10,995 dislikes are from vegans.

  • IvoKeer
    IvoKeer 6 days ago +1

    I am from Russia and I love your video and I have bad English

  • Doddo
    Doddo 6 days ago

    Meat is worse than flying! :O

  • No Videos 1000 Subcribers

    Chicken is awful stop telling people it’s good
    Watch what the health

    • G30metry B01
      G30metry B01 3 days ago

      No Videos 1000 Subcribers I've seen it happen
      My family had chickens
      We slaughtered them
      We ate them afterwards
      We also had guests who came and ate our chickens

    • No Videos 1000 Subcribers
      No Videos 1000 Subcribers 3 days ago

      G30metry B01 shame on you the conditions they go through is horrific they have hearts feeling love pain just like dogs cats humans turtle everyone’s about saving the turtles went really we need to save the cows the chickens and the pigs agriculture is ruining our forests a football field a second of the amazon rainforest for cows to live factory’s or polluting the earth did you know pigs poo 100 times as much as humans that all ends un in the air in the water on the ground and eating meat and dairy is simply not necessary they’re are beyond meat burgers hotdogs vegan cheese vegan milk it’s just not necessary nor does it do any good for your body it’s just not good for you the animals catch disease and die from them and your eating sick animals why would you want that in your body cows are feed antibiotics and sex hormones that ends up in the milk cheese goes to the same neutrons in your head as heroin the drug why the hell are you eating it it’s not necessary

    • G30metry B01
      G30metry B01 3 days ago

      No Videos 1000 Subcribers yep
      I would

    • Dragon Ritterstein
      Dragon Ritterstein 6 days ago

      I don‘t care if it‘s Healthy or not, Chicken tastes very bad in my Opinion.

    • No Videos 1000 Subcribers
      No Videos 1000 Subcribers 6 days ago

      • I am a Funny TVclipr lol WOULD YOU CUT A CHICKENS HEAD OFF???

  • No Videos 1000 Subcribers

    Fish is horrible as Wells diseases garbage in fish fish farming dying from mercury it’s no better that meat

  • No Videos 1000 Subcribers

    Go Vegan Watch What the Health meat is horrible for you

    • No Videos 1000 Subcribers
      No Videos 1000 Subcribers 6 days ago

      Dragon Ritterstein no one needs to eat meat all nutrients are from plants if you have time watch what the health or 101 reasons to go vegan they are really awesome

    • Dragon Ritterstein
      Dragon Ritterstein 6 days ago

      Meat is important for you at a Young Age, because it contains Things that are Essential for your Brain to develop.

  • Random Guy
    Random Guy 7 days ago

    Why is the chicken happy when we're being told to eat it?

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 7 days ago +1

    if you can

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 7 days ago +1

    dairy products.

  • rosssilver
    rosssilver 7 days ago

    The birds at the end watching hours of Kurzgesagt are me :DDD

  • Pig Destiny
    Pig Destiny 7 days ago

    The chicken sounds like a Minecraft chicken...
    Bringing a game into science is probably a bad idea but Elon Musk plays games

  • DaveSeeMeRollin
    DaveSeeMeRollin 7 days ago +1

    Lol I eat 400g red meat, and 250g chicken a day. I'm gonna die, but the sweet gains will be worth it.

  • salty chip
    salty chip 7 days ago

    And inuits have horrible cardiovascular health. Mummies also prove it. Fish the healthiest meat... while having lots of mercury and saturated fat. High cholesterol inherited? You will have low cholesterol if you simply don't consume any oils and animal products and no processed foods. I am not even vegan but come on, do more research next time please, it's your job.

  • Passando Rímel
    Passando Rímel 8 days ago

    what about shrimp, oyster, lobster, squid and octopus’ meat? sorry if i wrote something wrong, english is not my first language...

  • Brigitta Lorenzoni
    Brigitta Lorenzoni 8 days ago

    So when you eat 300g of processed meat you have a 100% chance of getting cancer?!

    • Dragon Ritterstein
      Dragon Ritterstein 6 days ago

      No. 🤦🏽‍♂️

      If that would be true, almost every Person in America would have Cancer.