Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

  • Published on Jun 9, 2019
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    Over the last few years eating meat has increasingly been associated with health risks, like heart disease, cancer and an early death. How unhealthy is meat really?
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  5 months ago +1835

    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.

    • I Got This
      I Got This Day ago

      Freeman Pennington are you high 💗

    • Matminster
      Matminster 3 days ago

      I want to start firstly by saying this isn't an attack in any shape of form and shame on those for feeling it is necassary to do so. I just noticed that you said "Look forward to more diet related videos next year" and just wanted to mention something you might find interesting.
      There are a lot of statements in this video that are quite contradictive of a newly released film, The Game Changers. I thought this film was very factual and well informed and even demonstrated the results of conducting their own tests and the effects on several vital parameters in a way I had not previously considered. To an extent, I think some of what is being stated here is whilst fairly representing uninterpreted factual information, but the lack of subsequent discussion accidentally implies several potentially wrong conclusions. I appreciate that this is an incredibly inflammatory and certainly complex subject and kudos for having approached the subject in a purely scientific and objective viewpoint, I greatly respect your achievement of having done so. However, I do think that in order to catch this subject area in a balanced and holistic way, a variety of other topics and discussions are necessary. If you haven't already, I'd suggest watching The Game Changers in order to generate new viewpoints and questions. I'm not advocating the vegan lifestyle they promote despite being one, I'm just suggesting that they took a somewhat holistic approach and presentenced some unusual and fascinating data and information. It definitely is something to consider at the very least.
      Thanks and keep up the great work, I really enjoy your videos.

    • Freeman Pennington
      Freeman Pennington 3 days ago

      Sorry but science is already proven that the vegan vegetarian garbage is a bunch of nonsense that causes starvation of the body which causes you to eventually get fat when you do eat other things other than vegetables and would not work unless you had a strict vegetarian diet which would cause your body to start starving and deteriorating from lack of protein sorry but you lose due to lack of facts and evidence

  • Tim Wirshing
    Tim Wirshing 7 hours ago

    Where do eggs fall into this?

  • Valentina Dumitru
    Valentina Dumitru 15 hours ago

    Let’s take a minute to think this contradiction over; “we can’t provide people with tons of meat and still treat animals humanely.” How is killing anything considered humane?! 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Kyle Williams
    Kyle Williams 18 hours ago

    Serious question my body will not digest veg and fruit well most of it comes out the same way It went in ???? How am I meant to eat more veg and fruit when my body just does not digest it ???

  • Ahmed Mohamed
    Ahmed Mohamed 19 hours ago

    الانسان لم يكن قرد،،ولو كان لتحولت اغلب القرود لانواع اخرة من البشر،،،ولتطورنا نحن البشر واصبحنا نطير ونطفو

  • game movie
    game movie 21 hour ago +1

    Humans: I am only going to eat processed food and red meat today
    The next day: (talking to waiter) ok I am going to eat a beef sandwich and a pizza

  • Amarelows
    Amarelows 22 hours ago


  • 이충훈
    이충훈 Day ago +1


  • egg dog
    egg dog Day ago

    fun fact kitty cats can eat raw meat and if you give your kitty cat raw meat make sure its high quality and stuff

  • Τάσος Περόγλου

    Can you please make a video about vaping? Is vaping safe? Does vaping cause popcorn lung? Is vaping healthier comparing to smoking? I'm really interesting about your point of view.

  • Hadi Qaas
    Hadi Qaas Day ago

    I don!t eat meat a lot 💙

  • Chituschu Fana
    Chituschu Fana Day ago

    2020 i'm going on vegetarian's way

  • Hruaia Sinate
    Hruaia Sinate Day ago

    i just watched a video of man who had a worm inside his lips which was cause by his intake of meat, probably uncooked, I just feel nauseous and kinda think of evolving into vegan

  • gemesyth
    gemesyth Day ago

    Well, it depends on the meat if spinach contains more or less Iron.

  • Pixelazer 7
    Pixelazer 7 2 days ago +3

    Here's my theory:
    Meat gives you the things your body needs because it is a body.

    • BuzziMuzzi
      BuzziMuzzi 18 hours ago

      It’s good you’re not a scientist LMAO

    • Diogo
      Diogo Day ago

      Thats a 9 year old theory

  • SexyPancake
    SexyPancake 2 days ago

    Show this to Joe Rogan

    MOONLIGHT SHADOW 2 days ago

    Shyly looks down and smiles... No. 😨

  • alex botz
    alex botz 2 days ago

    Why do I hear tons of Robocraft sound effects

  • Jimmy-James Olivier-McCutcheon

    plant based nutrition !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MakeupByCovi
    MakeupByCovi 2 days ago

    I eat 0g meat because im vegan.

    • chenFan#0998
      chenFan#0998 2 days ago

      good for you, we all care about your diet very much, stranger

  • Dr. Pyro TF2, Etc.
    Dr. Pyro TF2, Etc. 2 days ago

    Meat is fine with moderation
    I eat mostly meat lol

    SAM SAMMY 2 days ago +1

    No one can't stop me from eating meat

  • Alex the Lord of Fire

    Well, but here in Spain our diet is very reliable on meat and we have one of the highest life expectancy rates, and I can assure you it is not due to a "good health care". It is true we include a lot of fish, but we also eat tons of cow and big; we actually eat all of it. On the other hand, it is true we don't have that much processed food.

  • Stuart Thompson
    Stuart Thompson 2 days ago

    Here's a fact about this video its vegan im surprised they havent put it in a title

  • Darkstride Is I
    Darkstride Is I 2 days ago

    When you realize meat contains almost everything you need, because you are meat

  • Yesh Studios
    Yesh Studios 2 days ago

    I looooooooooooooooooooove animating, but I usually just animate 2d animations.

  • Aqua Cuber
    Aqua Cuber 2 days ago +2

    Still waiting for that video

  • papata
    papata 2 days ago

    After this the channel should be renamed to kackgesagt

  • Gantulga Gantugs
    Gantulga Gantugs 2 days ago


  • LaylaCupcake Fox
    LaylaCupcake Fox 3 days ago

    um i just shove meat in ma face......... I'm fine

  • Den Antori
    Den Antori 3 days ago

    Why can't one balance between meat and vegetables and fruits , also more regulation of meat industry, bit we always want a be all end all solution and we don't want to spend money, also many rich people can afford good food but the poor are not in our considerations of people dying of the food

  • broccolidood
    broccolidood 3 days ago

    Yes. Yes

  • 眉秀趕眸
    眉秀趕眸 3 days ago +4

    Less meat consumption sounds good for the stop extreme weather and our health

  • Bay Hipnoz
    Bay Hipnoz 3 days ago

    Guys pig meats are wery unhealty.And pig meat has a very more bacteries.

  • King Grace
    King Grace 3 days ago +2

    Can someone send me the one about how they treat the animals please

  • JJ Assalt
    JJ Assalt 3 days ago

    Green is good but red is blyatfull

  • Ruby Rwby
    Ruby Rwby 3 days ago +1

    Are you telling me Popeyes strength wasn't real??! :0

    • papata
      papata 2 days ago

      They're are telling you bullshit

  • Orion
    Orion 3 days ago

    Alcohol and bad things (see drugs) and red meat consumption are the triggers.

  • MIKO Mihael64
    MIKO Mihael64 3 days ago


  • ChrisTheLoneWolf
    ChrisTheLoneWolf 3 days ago +2

    Its simple. Stick to what we’ve been doing for hundreds of years: eat a bit of everything. Grains, fruit, vegetables, and meats.

  • Don Wald
    Don Wald 3 days ago +1

    SJW bullshit. SJW bullshit. SJW bullshit.
    SJW bullshit. SJW bullshit. SJW bullshit.
    SJW bullshit. SJW bullshit. SJW bullshit.

  • Doritos 424
    Doritos 424 3 days ago +1

    Kurzesagt: processed meat causes cancer.
    Europeans: screams in sausage

  • so basically im monkey

    time to go V E G A N

  • a ghosh
    a ghosh 3 days ago

    *Except India. The largest vegetarian group is here.*

  • Kizuro Shirosaki
    Kizuro Shirosaki 3 days ago

    I would recommend PETA to watch this. But I remember that this is PETA we're talking about. So nevermind

  • Tony Fontaine
    Tony Fontaine 4 days ago

    Is this a science channel or ethics channel?

  • Tony Fontaine
    Tony Fontaine 4 days ago

    Climate change is fake news.

  • 아환생했당
    아환생했당 4 days ago

    먹방은 영어단어가 없나요?

  • Tin Cheng
    Tin Cheng 4 days ago +4

    Kurgesagt: Is meat bad for you?/??


  • Al i
    Al i 4 days ago

    So many thoughts...I hope society becomes a healthy vegetarian based society sooner or less.
    I wont quiet meat in near future because it is necessary to this day. Besides a hot dog is made real quick. Perfect if you are under stressed situations.
    Edit: And the fact that it is (or was) necessary makes me really angry at the creators themself.

  • Cody Sullivan
    Cody Sullivan 4 days ago

    I eat 800-900 grams of meet a week cuz I eat salad s twice a week with grilled chicken and I eat ramen 4 times a week and a fruit salad as a meal itself 3 times a week I am 25 lbs over weight so no big deal. But there is room for improvent I work 3 shift do I eat then sleep which is what leads to my weight problem

  • Hwan Yi
    Hwan Yi 4 days ago

    Meat inferior, fish superior

  • afrikanische Wüstenrennmöve

    But what about bodybuilders who eat 1 to 3 kilos a day. How strong are they affected

  • evasvz
    evasvz 4 days ago

    Usually love your videos but am very disappointed by this one... "So if you want to, you can find sources telling you that every kind of diet is bad for you" and yet you portray meat as healthy? It's just not a true representation of the research out there. Check Mic the Vegan's scientifically backed answer for evidence.

  • Alleyup1994USA
    Alleyup1994USA 4 days ago +4

    Everything in high amounts is dangerous including Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage and collard greens.

  • Windmaster2525
    Windmaster2525 4 days ago

    What about...
    Trans fats
    Heme iron
    Saturated fat
    And the chronic diseases they cause like...
    Heart disease
    (Which are caused by all animal products)
    Which are becoming more and more prevalent.

  • smartypig38
    smartypig38 4 days ago

    Meat is good, period.
    Stop the vegan communists from ruling the planet.

  • memelyfe42
    memelyfe42 4 days ago +1

    I live off oatmeal and eggs and I'm still fat
    I don't think it's the meat

    • memelyfe42
      memelyfe42 2 days ago

      @Jack Matthews how much oat mean do you think i eat?

    • memelyfe42
      memelyfe42 2 days ago

      @papata i eat 4 eggs a day

    • papata
      papata 2 days ago

      Why eggs don't have fats and proteins? These make you fat too

    • Jack Matthews
      Jack Matthews 3 days ago

      its the carbs in oatmeal my bro

  • anibassb
    anibassb 5 days ago

    Consuming 1100g of meet a week is still not providing half of the protein an adult needs. (Counting with an average 60g proteins a day) Please make a video and explain how to eat enough protein without eating meat, and without exceeding a 150g of carb, and 1400 cal intake/day. Plus I cannot exceed 55g of fat/day, and I need at least 30g of fibre a day. Im very interested, as Im a vegetarian (semi-vegan, as I don’t eat eggs, and other animal products except for yoghurt and cheese) and I find it extremely difficult to lose weight. To get my minimum protein I must continuously eat literally all day long.

  • Plocký
    Plocký 5 days ago

    I love meat. But processed meat (cheap from store) taste like nothing. When eating meet go get some premium from a source you trust. I get my meat from a farmer nearby, it tastes so much more better and I know the animal had a good life.