Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

  • Published: 09 June 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

    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.

    • Isekai no Kyuubi
      Isekai no Kyuubi  2 days back

      Kurzgesagt if there was still no cultivation, we would still be hunting for food. We only cultivated plants just because we can't originally eat them. Meanwhile, our ancestors lived on fruits and meat.

    • its Deluxe
      its Deluxe  2 days back

      Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell thanks for This vedeo

    • Guybrush Threepwood
      Guybrush Threepwood  3 days back

      @Elise Erickson "People seem to think earing meat makes thrm strong or masculine or powerful" - you clearly have your own issues because what you're saying is absolute and utter bullshit. Seek help, log off.

    • Guybrush Threepwood
      Guybrush Threepwood  3 days back

      @Heather Dyett You are wrong.

    • Melvin Plays Gaming and Airsoft
      Melvin Plays Gaming and Airsoft  1 weeks back

      Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell great video. Thx for giving me insight on what I need to do

  • Nathan Rybski
    Nathan Rybski  10 hours back

    go to your local farmer's market for good food in general

    • Ankush L
      Ankush L  19 hours back

      I love meat, and have cut down drastically on processed/fast food meat, never going to stop eating bacon though (even if its just twice a year), its just too yummy. Grilled chicken once a week or once in two weeks, mutton rarely eaten, missing eating beef once in a way...thanks for a great video!!!

      • Exaflaer
        Exaflaer  20 hours back

        bruh the dude literally hit the crowd with a "idk, lol" mf madlad

        • smt
          smt  20 hours back

          How many are Non-Veg here?

          • Oğuzhan
            Oğuzhan  1 days back

            Avarage Turk eats 5 gram meat per week cuz of erdogan

            • jstrahan2
              jstrahan2  1 days back

              Humans evolved as omnivores, so meat is not bad for you. Of course, anything in excess is a bad thing. Also, you lost me at about 8:10 when you mentioned climate change. There is no empirical evidence that significant human-caused climate change exists. You have fallen for that hoax.

              • CynDystro
                CynDystro  1 days back


                • Joshua Jeong
                  Joshua Jeong  1 days back

                  Well I’m kinda glad my favorite food type is seafood.

                  • Toxified Sushi
                    Toxified Sushi  2 days back

                    Forget it, how can I buy a farm cuz literally all the bad parts is processed meat

                    • mapa mapa
                      mapa mapa  2 days back

                      A theme, a reason, explanation, more concrete reason, explanation of it, example, and return to initial theme. How wonderful The logical structure is..

                      • Jacob Gabriel
                        Jacob Gabriel  2 days back


                        • Jacob Gabriel
                          Jacob Gabriel  2 days back

                          Vitamin c is found in buckets in liver and other organs

                          • Mr. epic
                            Mr. epic  23 hours back

                            Dude just watch the whole video

                          • Lia Rachman
                            Lia Rachman  2 days back

                            Did you even watch the video

                        • Andrew Dean
                          Andrew Dean  2 days back

                          i go with with fish i love fish

                          • Derick Chafton
                            Derick Chafton  2 days back

                            Meat is bad they basically admit it. Even saying that vegetarians live overall healthier lives. So you are better off eating vegan

                            • Hiro
                              Hiro  2 days back

                              Are you stupid, didnt you just watch this video??

                          • Derick Chafton
                            Derick Chafton  2 days back

                            Vegan isn't extreme. Not eating at all would be extreme. Vegan is superior diet. You need to ween yourself off of meat though. Some people are required to eat meat though due to their karma.

                            • Mr. epic
                              Mr. epic  22 hours back

                              @Derick Chafton OK

                            • Derick Chafton
                              Derick Chafton  22 hours back

                              @Mr. epic you shall burn for your carnivorous ways

                            • Mr. epic
                              Mr. epic  23 hours back

                              @Derick Chafton I know being vegan is healthy but eating healthy meat isn't a sin or something bad logically and most of the food I eat are vegetables and some meat

                            • Derick Chafton
                              Derick Chafton  2 days back

                              @Lia Rachman live a fool die a fool. What do I care

                            • Lia Rachman
                              Lia Rachman  2 days back

                              Nice but ill stick to delicious cheeseburgers,and yummy steaks😝

                          • Harsh Rathi
                            Harsh Rathi  2 days back

                            your videos are too informative and addictive to watch!😁😊

                            • Orthospy 154452
                              Orthospy 154452  2 days back

                              I wached this as i inhaled pizza roles
                              Im in danger

                              • Ryu the N00b
                                Ryu the N00b  2 days back

                       that John Oliver? 7:22

                                • yui kadir
                                  yui kadir  3 days back

                                  i like the animation and i like saint

                                  • Dabber Master
                                    Dabber Master  3 days back

                                    Well it is obvious that meat can be Unhealthy because of what they put in the animals for us to eat meat,that is the main problem that people don't know because farmers have not told them yet. Some people become Pescatarians and Vegetarians and also Vegans because of this or either animal rights.

                                    • CHONK is ROCK
                                      CHONK is ROCK  3 days back

                                      I ate a triple bacon chili burger with cheese just because this video exists.

                                      • Deady DeadSh0t
                                        Deady DeadSh0t  3 days back

                                        Next video : is air bad for you ?

                                        • kartik adhia
                                          kartik adhia  2 days back

                                          it is. because of the pollution, you know.

                                      • ven ra
                                        ven ra  3 days back

                                        It's not meat that is bad.
                                        It's you who eat too much.

                                        • kartik adhia
                                          kartik adhia  2 days back

                                          and the way in which it is produced

                                      • eccentricwriter
                                        eccentricwriter  3 days back

                                        the only logical thing to do is eat whatever tastes good since you're gonna die anyways

                                        • Nayla Iasmin
                                          Nayla Iasmin  3 days back

                                          Vivo assistindo os vídeos de vocês ( parabéns são maravilhosos) e ainda não aprendi a pronunciar o nome do canal .

                                          • Cash Ragland
                                            Cash Ragland  3 days back

                                            The bird at start of the video was thinking my... brother!

                                            • Plastic mask with a Cat in the hat ruler

                                              Um I ONLY eat meat : |

                                              • Creeper Cordie
                                                Creeper Cordie  4 days back

                                                2:10 the person who animated that must have had a whale of a time LOL!

                                                • Mari Gato
                                                  Mari Gato  4 days back

                                                  The sausage bird really scarred me

                                                  • Umut Bozkurt
                                                    Umut Bozkurt  4 days back

                                                    Moralim bozuldu amk

                                                    • Peter Polakovic
                                                      Peter Polakovic  4 days back

                                                      Can you make a vid about negative impact of agriculture and intensive plant production too? please

                                                      • Peter Polakovic
                                                        Peter Polakovic  2 days back

                                                        @LadyGaGa is hot no, but its completely ignored, and some things are pretty worrying. And some sort of people need to see thats its not so green as they think

                                                      • LadyGaGa is hot
                                                        LadyGaGa is hot  3 days back

                                                        It's not that bad tbh, it's benefits far outweigh the cons

                                                    • Dee
                                                      Dee  4 days back

                                                      Love your videos! Can you tell me what tools you use to make these? Adobe After Effects?

                                                      • Mari Gato
                                                        Mari Gato  4 days back

                                                        Yeah they use Adobe after effects or something related to adobe

                                                    • VoicesFromTheDungeon Yeah

                                                      my brother was telling me that we clearly have canines which means we evolved to eat meat. No?

                                                      • Ooflifeismylife Yee
                                                        Ooflifeismylife Yee  4 days back

                                                        Kurgasagt makes vid about meat facts facts angry vegans attack them 4 leaving out details no one cares about

                                                        • TheShitCow69
                                                          TheShitCow69  4 days back

                                                          Fellow vegans and vegetarians, where y'all at?

                                                          • CompletelyNewguy
                                                            CompletelyNewguy  4 days back

                                                            So all we have to do is eat the ENTIRE animal.

                                                            • canon
                                                              canon  4 days back

                                                              Most people in one of these videos: when our ancestors started eating meat it was because...

                                                              My version of one of these videos: No, thanks for watching

                                                              • Igor Cherkasov
                                                                Igor Cherkasov  4 days back

                                                                Can you audio narrate my entire life? You have a beautiful voice

                                                                • Anthony Kudela
                                                                  Anthony Kudela  4 days back

                                                                  hmm... meat is unhealthy.

                                                                  • jakisa emma
                                                                    jakisa emma  5 days back

                                                                    The video quality is amazing... What does kurzgesagt mean

                                                                    • Gaming Dad
                                                                      Gaming Dad  5 days back

                                                                      Kurzgesagt: no vitamin c = scurvy
                                                                      Me: stares at people who been pure carnivore for decades...o0

                                                                      • wolfo slavy boi
                                                                        wolfo slavy boi  5 days back

                                                                        I no meaaat

                                                                        • Death Cold
                                                                          Death Cold  5 days back

                                                                          Lets face it! Its hard to resist eating meat but it lessen our lifespan too.

                                                                          • sal pit
                                                                            sal pit  5 days back

                                                                            inuits=real life zomies cuz tey eat brains

                                                                            • Luther Gyi
                                                                              Luther Gyi  5 days back

                                                                              But idk if bacon is bad

                                                                              • Luther Gyi
                                                                                Luther Gyi  5 days back

                                                                                My meat is good

                                                                                • ldhme
                                                                                  ldhme  5 days back

                                                                                  Cut down on meat or shave some years off my life?
                                                                                  To put it another way, 40 years left with meat or 35 without?
                                                                                  The only question left to answer is shall I have it grilled or fried.......