Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

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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.
Jiajia Zhang
Jiajia Zhang - 3 days ago
Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell soo u are saying that we can eat meat but not too much right?
Team Cor
Team Cor - 5 days ago
i dont eat red meat that much
Team Cor
Team Cor - 5 days ago
( ´・・)ノ(._.`)
Team Cor
Team Cor - 5 days ago
hey u know where skillshare is? i wanna use it
Evan Romito
Evan Romito - 8 days ago
@Heather Dyett we don't have enough studies to conclude wether or not meat is unhealthy, so for the time being there is no reason not to assume meat is fine to consume, we are omnivores after all. But you are correct in your statement that it is not factual, but it isn't an opinion either, it is just a basless claim and nothing beyond that
Clown - 3 hours ago
Ah... WHO the guys who made gaming a disease. But are not sure about processed meat.
Rockypedia - 16 hours ago
Who cautioned on Smoked meat but is an active supporter of Country of Bats
Che Corbette
Che Corbette - Day ago
The Secret
The Secret - 2 days ago
India is like a food paradise for vegetarians and vegans 👍
Poland Mapper
Poland Mapper - 2 days ago
Human cell
Amazing no acids
Iron (idk)
More meat
Vitaman c
Omega 3
Bad things
Beef and pork
Processed meat
Bacon sausage, hot dogs (chili dogs debut)
And many more
Gian wormate
Gian wormate - 2 days ago
Sam Rakita
Sam Rakita - 2 days ago
Without context the whole "bacon is in the same category as smoking" thing sounds way scarier than it actually is. The WHO categorizes possible carcinogens by how sure they are that they're carcinogens, not how dangerous they are. Bacon isn't as dangerous as smoking, they just both have the same amount of data backing them up.
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 2 days ago
@Sam Rakita You're right.
Sam Rakita
Sam Rakita - 2 days ago
@Smooth Criminal Yes? I never said it wasn't? It's just not as dangerous smoking. If you're choosing the healthier option meat wins out over smoking.
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 2 days ago
meat still unhealthy
Rabin - 2 days ago
*Probably fish is the most healthy meat*
I think not
-Me 2020
William N
William N - 2 days ago
Using animals to talk about animal meat.
Seems... good
Antonia Gomez
Antonia Gomez - 3 days ago
7:06 a boy in África dislike this
Priyansh Dharamsey
Priyansh Dharamsey - 4 days ago
Not eaten meat cause of COVID-19 for a quarter-year now and even usually I only way meat once every 3 weeks 😄😄😊😊😅😅😓😓😓😓😢😢😭😭😭😭😭 it's been a quarter year 4 times 3 weeks I want a chicken sandwiiiiiich.
John Johnson
John Johnson - 4 days ago
먹방이라고 나오네 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Bambang Setiawan
Bambang Setiawan - 4 days ago
What is the risk of disease of meat???
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 3 days ago
Many diseases.
Rahul Harsh
Rahul Harsh - 4 days ago
4:06 HORSE ?
Lord Voztenzuk
Lord Voztenzuk - 4 days ago
This video described in two words: "Eat sushi."
mapalo zimba
mapalo zimba - 4 days ago
How do you define premature death
Cleon Plays Games
Cleon Plays Games - 4 days ago
"So if your going to a restaurant without having to worry about heart diseases get chicken"

Deep matharoo
Deep matharoo - 5 days ago
Vegan's are stupid
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 2 days ago
@Brian Fo Yes, your profile pic assisted me in calming down.
Brian Fo
Brian Fo - 3 days ago
Smooth Criminal yo calm down smooth brain
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 3 days ago
See how rude it is to stereotype?
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 4 days ago
Non-vegans are stupid, selfish f**kers.
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 4 days ago
Team Cor
Team Cor - 5 days ago
/spawn immune system
immune system: let us deal with this
Luke Bradbury
Luke Bradbury - 5 days ago
I'm watching this just before I have a BBQ with burgers and sausages... I'm now slightly paranoid.
Christy Eve Sanchez
Christy Eve Sanchez - 5 days ago
You already made a video about this
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 4 days ago
That was about the environmental impact, not health.
Moon Lore
Moon Lore - 5 days ago
sentient bonk
sentient bonk - 6 days ago
Literally everyone knows that protein is part of the food pyramid. Even vegans eat proteins (tofu)
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 4 days ago
Not just tofu.
Melissa Harris
Melissa Harris - 6 days ago
I used to eat hot dogs in my life and now but now I realize they're not good for you so I said Tony eat good meat not bad meat
Langston Kayser
Langston Kayser - 6 days ago
"The essence of meat".
I like it
Gamein - 6 days ago
Slazior - 6 days ago
Can you do a video about Keto diet?
Josh Levine
Josh Levine - 6 days ago
is that wy I eet les silomee
Suraj Sharma
Suraj Sharma - 6 days ago
When I went to china a year ago I ate a delicious dish from dog meat I really liked it. People should eat dog meat atleast once and decide ut on their own.
Splatfan - 7 days ago
bread with delicacy xd
bread with delicacy xd - 7 days ago
8:22 the reality of the meat
MegasagaZ Gaming
MegasagaZ Gaming - 7 days ago
Oh no here comes the anti protein
KeRaw entertaiment
KeRaw entertaiment - 7 days ago
Global: okay
Shafay Rajput
Shafay Rajput - 7 days ago
Why do we want to increase our chances to maximise our life spams?? We really suck at it anyways
Furry Lover
Furry Lover - 7 days ago
Just eat everything an u ill be Fine
Battle Droid
Battle Droid - 8 days ago
What about *cough* human
KyzerClyneLim PlayingUser
I eat meat a lot since 3 years old im 12 now soo yehhhh guess im dying young xd
People factified
People factified - 8 days ago
Kurgesagt do you eat meat?
People factified
People factified - 8 days ago
Birds eating chicken
F - 8 days ago
Guys, just eat a Mediterranean diet. Mostly chicken and fish, or sometimes lamb or beef cooked fresh. I think the real problem is the amount of burgers, sausages, and fast food people eat- fresh meat cooked at home and eaten alongside vegetables won't harm you at all. EVERYTHING IN MODERATION AND HOME-MADE.
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 5 days ago
@F You think the problem is burgers, sausages & junkfood. I think the problem is *murder* .
F - 5 days ago
Smooth Criminal your loss 🤷🏻‍♀️
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 6 days ago
Fernando Salgado
Fernando Salgado - 9 days ago
I eat meat everyday........😬
Саша Тен
Саша Тен - 9 days ago
Странно когда птицы дерут курицу в клочья🤔
Strange when birds tear chicken to shreds
Sorry, I don't speak English well
Кто говорит на русском ставь лайк
Kurzgegakt is cool
Nirmala Jakhar
Nirmala Jakhar - 9 days ago
Meat is a stimulant...even Tesla left it when he knew it causes some brain fog. Even its written in ancient literature.
Salad_Gold Ketsiz
Salad_Gold Ketsiz - 9 days ago
Jotaro! I found you! ROADA RORRA DAA
matthew chang
matthew chang - 10 days ago
Men can give labor
1sdrummer2 - 10 days ago
This is one of the most balanced, well reasoned, and researched vids I've seen on this subject. Well done 👏.
Sebastian Sarte
Sebastian Sarte - 10 days ago
"The three macronutrients"
Me, an intellectual: ALCOHOL
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 4 days ago
Cocaine/heroine, (meth)amphetamine, & marijuana.
Jeffrey Liu
Jeffrey Liu - 10 days ago
Im not gonna eat meat anymore. Im scared.
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 4 days ago
You should be.
Killua Zoldyck
Killua Zoldyck - 10 days ago
Erin: ThAtS nOt VeGaN
Elton Cao
Elton Cao - 10 days ago
i never knew this thanks!
Vex Saito
Vex Saito - 10 days ago
Meat is delicious and calorie dense. I'll eat it even if there's proof it'll kill me.
Oreginas Bataitis
Oreginas Bataitis - 11 days ago
Or sooooooo cool I liked you I drop a like on your video
Mac Drane
Mac Drane - 11 days ago
Who in the holy Hell eats horse?
Hey Paulman
Hey Paulman - 11 days ago
too bad a vegan diet makes you more susceptible to cancer anyway
Bengt Kanon
Bengt Kanon - 11 days ago
to torture animals here in sweden is illegal. and if a cow/meat industry for example take bad care of the cows the industry will be shut down, very nooice.
Glytch Meister
Glytch Meister - 11 days ago
Don’t fish have a concerning amount of mercury in them too?
J̅o̅h̅n̅n̅y̅ F̅a̅v̅o̅r̅i̅t̅e̅
FACT: Diets lacking the delicious, succulent muscle tissues of various, somewhat cute and furry (yet still delightfully tasty) critters have led to deaths of countless Billions.
So remember, your health will refresh with *fLeSh!*
Ben Ives
Ben Ives - 11 days ago
Yeah, but, I _hate_ vegetables
Malthe Serrano
Malthe Serrano - 11 days ago
Anneliese Salcedo
Anneliese Salcedo - 11 days ago
I don't understand why people are getting mad about this. I get it, bacon and steak is fucking good, but maybe take it easy a little now so you dont feel it later. And when has processed foods ever been actually healthy?
Bolivar Vendetta
Bolivar Vendetta - 12 days ago
I've been on the carnivore diet for 3 months. It cured my chronic fatigue, weakness and severe gut problems I was having. Eating red meat does not cause disease. Eating red meat does not increase your risk of cancer, diabetes or stroke. That is utter nonsense!
Emile Morel
Emile Morel - 8 days ago
@Bolivar Vendetta I said that eating meat exclusively is as bad as being vegan exclusively . Im really sorry , i might havent read your comment right . Hope you have a good day and sorry if i ruined it
Bolivar Vendetta
Bolivar Vendetta - 8 days ago
I am dumb for curing my chronic fatigue by going on the carnivore diet? Serious wtf
Emile Morel
Emile Morel - 8 days ago
you dont understand . You are as dumb as people on extreme vegan diet . OF COURSE meat is deadly , but only if you eat tons of it . HAving a diet composed of only one type of food is really bad
Pretty Boy Pete.
Pretty Boy Pete. - 12 days ago
Steroid meets. No thanks.
Big Travis
Big Travis - 12 days ago
Over fishing - they mean you China 🇨🇳
Cioara Sorin
Cioara Sorin - 12 days ago
Me:Why is red meat so bad?

Red meat:Because the devil made me!!!!!!!!
AxzyrePL - 12 days ago
What if my diet is just KFC and apples?
And why does noone take polish people as comparison?
triggersights - 12 days ago
"Meat is not bad for you but only eat it once a week because meat is not good for you." Got it!
Ela Mevludoglu
Ela Mevludoglu - 12 days ago
4:09 I wish cutting meat was that easy...🥺
Some Dude
Some Dude - 12 days ago
I don't understand. Just eat meat and greens. Balance them. Don't get too skinny like a vegan. Don't get too fat like a meat eater. Eat right depending on your body type.
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal - 3 days ago
A balanced diet requires 7 things: - water - minerals - vitamins - fiber - proteins - fats - carbohydrates You can get all of these from plants. Meat is unhealthy. Meat is also murder.
Adarnan 2007
Adarnan 2007 - 12 days ago
I watch this video while I'm eating meat 😂 like if you do like me
william tanttari
william tanttari - 12 days ago
Im a vegetarian
Jermae Jamilla
Jermae Jamilla - 13 days ago
Me i just eat a few of meat but always i eat veggies
Arli Chandra
Arli Chandra - 13 days ago
don't eat meat to much,to little just 100-230 grams per day
Steve Hinkle
Steve Hinkle - 13 days ago
Him: Meat is unhealthy for you.
Me: Maybe not for you, but if you just had bacon, it's bad for the pig.
Lawsin - 13 days ago
no wonder popeye was so beefy :o
Ian McLeod
Ian McLeod - 14 days ago
Correct me if I'm wrong, but spinach doesn't have more iron than meat. The original study that found this in the 80s had a misprint with the decimal point in the wrong place when describing the amount of iron in spinach. It still has more iron than most other plants, but far, far, less than meat.
Goo Gull
Goo Gull - 14 days ago
Bullshit in the first sentence. Our ancestors were eating meat WAY more than 2 million years ago. Chimps eat meat, and theyre more similar to our ancestors.
Shawn Strickland
Shawn Strickland - 14 days ago
Agriculture has destroyed so many amazing forest/ rainforests, watch any one of the "Netflix Our World" series about the jungle, forest, and rainforests and you'll see how "good" going vegan is.
Shawn Strickland
Shawn Strickland - 10 days ago
@Raviteja Pula 100% agree, I grow lots for veggies on my balcony :) Too much grass on people's property and not enough food :)
Raviteja Pula
Raviteja Pula - 10 days ago
@Shawn Strickland Can't disagree . But need a solution like using backyards for growing vegetables etc..
Shawn Strickland
Shawn Strickland - 10 days ago
@Raviteja Pula I disagree that non vegetarians are creating more deforestation than vegans/vegetarians. Large swaths of forests are being destroyed for omniculture produce farms that take an entire season to grow compared to animals that eat grass/hay which grows much quicker. Edit: I do believe though a balanced diet is better for your health, not just eating one or the other.
Raviteja Pula
Raviteja Pula - 10 days ago
What you said is true. But non vegetarians are creating much more deforestation. The amount of food needed to grow an animal untill it reaches the size to have a meal is very high. The better solution can be having a balanced meal.
Omar El-Nemr
Omar El-Nemr - 14 days ago
اللي جاي من كلام في الصميم
Foot Long
Foot Long - 14 days ago
Now I'm hungry for meat.
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