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 +1431

    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 3 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 7 days ago

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell uhhh

    • David Choi
      David Choi 11 days ago

      @Heather Dyett u mad? Read the comment.

    • Benny tubes
      Benny tubes 13 days ago +1

      One day some guy went up to his dad and was like “dad what do you think about the world” and the dad said “in my heart there are 2 wolves: one with love n stuff and one with hate n stuff” the son says “which one will win” the dad says”whichever one i feed”. This means that whatever side youre on it should be the right side with good decisions and that leads to success. the moral is to not get mad about stuff but just remember you should feed the wolf with love.

  • aldrei fabian
    aldrei fabian 6 hours ago

    meat is not good for me i almost died

    ANIMELIFELINE 6 hours ago

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

  • FrostiMintz
    FrostiMintz Day ago +1

    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 Day 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 Day ago +5

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

  • Matthew Grotke
    Matthew Grotke Day ago +1

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

  • GoobyPls
    GoobyPls Day 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 Day ago +1


  • DragonKazooie89
    DragonKazooie89 Day 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 Day 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 2 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 2 days ago +3

    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

      They already do.but people prefer animal corpses.

  • Aswin Sivadas
    Aswin Sivadas 2 days ago

    Can you make a viedeo on keto diet

  • 강동석
    강동석 2 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 3 days ago +1

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

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 3 days ago +1

    The egg was super

  • Hottcocoaunicorn 191

    Me: I’m glad I’m a vegetarian

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 3 days ago +1

    It gives us alot of information

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 3 days ago +2

    I am a great fan of this channel.

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 3 days ago +1

    meat is actually , bad.!

    • LaSigna 02
      LaSigna 02 3 days ago +1

      Nope, you didn't watch the entire video

  • mr jn
    mr jn 3 days ago +10

    10,995 dislikes are from vegans.

  • IvoKeer
    IvoKeer 4 days ago +1

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

  • Doddo
    Doddo 4 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 22 hours 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 23 hours 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 23 hours ago

      No Videos 1000 Subcribers yep
      I would

    • Dragon Ritterstein
      Dragon Ritterstein 3 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 3 days ago

      • I am a Funny USclipr 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 3 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 3 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 5 days ago

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

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 5 days ago +1

    if you can

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 5 days ago +1

    dairy products.

  • rosssilver
    rosssilver 5 days ago

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

  • Pig Destiny
    Pig Destiny 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 days ago

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

    • Dragon Ritterstein
      Dragon Ritterstein 3 days ago

      No. 🤦🏽‍♂️

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

  • Old Noob
    Old Noob 5 days ago +4

    Thank god I'm vegan

  • nick boelhouwer
    nick boelhouwer 6 days ago

    every piece of meat we buy has been procesed only if you raise an animal yourself and butcher it yourself you will have good clean tasty meat

    • Dragon Ritterstein
      Dragon Ritterstein 3 days ago

      If i would have to raise an Animal myself to eat it, it would stop eating Meat at all. When i raise something to the Point of Adulthood, my Brains sees it as the Equivalent of my Child and killing it would feel as bad as killing your own Son/ Daughter.

  • Jordan Carter
    Jordan Carter 6 days ago

    I’d love a animal byproducts video so much! Please! I’ll become a patreon if I have to

  • Exotic Khaos
    Exotic Khaos 6 days ago

    What about soda?

  • Denny Whalen
    Denny Whalen 6 days ago +1

    Can you talk about Pan please?

  • Gotham City
    Gotham City 6 days ago


  • Transexual attentionseeking unicorn wgewgw

    I ain't eating no faggot food like carrots etc. And that's that. At most I will eat Cauliflower because it works really great for making a substitute for either potatomash or rice.
    TL;DR Vegans can take their carbs and shove it where the sun does not shine.

  • Raptor CC
    Raptor CC 6 days ago

    2:10 Ahh I have definitely seen everything.

  • varun reddy
    varun reddy 7 days ago

    I think I eat 250 to 300 grams of meat a month.....

  • Al-Ikram Chowdory
    Al-Ikram Chowdory 7 days ago

    once a weak red meat is the best advice from experience.

  • dnbr vinsmoke
    dnbr vinsmoke 7 days ago +1

    I eat insects, better than you eating meat.

  • iizzii vano
    iizzii vano 7 days ago +1

    1:42 videos vitimen?

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 7 days ago +1

    I wish to join but ....

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala 7 days ago

    you can make a video about criminology if u want

  • Roy Roblox Gaming And More

    So if you are meat
    Are you unhealthy?

  • shreak
    shreak 7 days ago

    guess i have cancer lol

    PIPIL INC 7 days ago +1

    Wait he said VITEMINS not vitamins

  • randomDS
    randomDS 7 days ago

    I still rather eat meat and *enjoy life* and die early, than live in a meatless world, eating shit for 110 years

  • C Lee
    C Lee 7 days ago

    Where do I download EATview+?

  • Julio César Hernández Escalona

    Aquí en México con sus pendejos tacos de carne (con soja ) en cada esquina eh visto a gente que come hasta 3 kilos de carne por semana no saben comer otra puta cosa pendejos

  • European Man
    European Man 7 days ago +3

    Stop eating proccesed meat, don't support mass industrial meat/diary production
    Buy localy and preferably organic meat

  • Puppet
    Puppet 8 days ago +5

    Thing most people don’t actually know include things like: LDLs and HDLs aren’t actually forms of cholesterol, that ingested cholesterol doesn’t actually increase your LDL and HDL count; and that the size of the LDLs in your blood is an important factor in determining whether you’ve got a problem or not, with the number of LDLs still holding a larger role.
    Overall, meat consumption will have a negative impact on you if consumed in large amounts with a diet rich in processed foods, especially carbohydrates. Meat isn’t really bad in its own right, and is actually good for you if it isn’t processed and you’re eating the right amount for your diet.
    If there was one thing I would’ve liked to have seen in this video, it would be the problems with fish and pollutants in fish. There’s also a big problem with farmed fish, particularly fish like salmon. It’s important to point out that problem with fish when talking about nutritional health.
    Aside from that, I thought this was a very fair video! It provides a pretty fair stance on meat and whether or not it’s bad for you.