Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

  • čas přidán 9. 06. 2019
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  Před 3 měsíci +1480

    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 Před 8 dny

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

    • killerdog1st
      killerdog1st Před 13 dny

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell uhhh

    • David Choi
      David Choi Před 17 dny

      @Heather Dyett u mad? Read the comment.

  • Bruised Champions
    Bruised Champions Před dnem +1

    *ViTehMen SeE*

  • rikku Jason
    rikku Jason Před dnem

    I love these kinds of videos but there so scary and make me worried

  • Somecursedspinelimage

    If I gave up meat, I would be dead, I’m 90% carnivore, 5% fruit (bananas) and 5% candy
    So I can either be vegan or die

  • Blacktician
    Blacktician Před dnem

    Meat contains no fiber and essentially no phytochemicals (which include things like antioxidants) so the statement that you can thrive off meat isn’t exactly accurate. There’s a difference between not immediately dying from nutrient deficiency and eating an optimal diet. Animal protein and fats are also inflammatory, often contains endotoxic bacteria, and animal protein has been shown to accelerate cancer growth through increased IGF-1 production. Not to mention the fact that we have to cook meat to eat it which often creates more carcinogenic compounds. There’s essentially a dose-response relationship for so many different diseases between meat intake and health outcomes in both cross sectional and interventional studies. I’ve never seen a study that suggests that eating meat is healthier than not eating it. Which by definition means it is not a health promoting part of a diet in any sense (like the example with fish & omega 3s. Instead of eating fish and also getting cholesterol, more inflammatory fats, problematic animal protein, and pollution you can eat walnuts and get fiber and antioxidants). This was a softer take than I’d expect from this channel, but being privy to these things isn’t exactly mainstream or a part of popular science so I’m not super surprised-but a bit disappointed

  • AVG x G4mer
    AVG x G4mer Před dnem

    Basically we evolved eating cooked meat?

  • Deadly Skill15
    Deadly Skill15 Před 2 dny

    2:20 CUZZINZZ

  • Matt Weger
    Matt Weger Před 2 dny

    7kg of meat a week

  • C D
    C D Před 2 dny

    I'm allergic to fish so so what should I do now does that make me dumb because someone said that fish make someone smart the most.

  • Prarie Pallet
    Prarie Pallet Před 2 dny +1

    A&w are trying to use beyond meat Burger's .. they are not using real meat..... lol

  • Emmalyn Phillips
    Emmalyn Phillips Před 2 dny

    I love medium rare steak in fact I eat me about every day

  • avery baxter
    avery baxter Před 2 dny

    Live life to its fullest

  • avery baxter
    avery baxter Před 2 dny

    The way he says vitamin triggers me

  • David Baer
    David Baer Před 2 dny +1

    If diabetes is linked to insulin resistance brought on by carbs and sugar how does it make any sense at all that red meat would cause diabetes?

    • • I am a Funny YouTuber lol
      • I am a Funny YouTuber lol Před 2 dny

      Short answer:becuse some red meat has fat and may casue you to have high cholesterol levels so yea thats how u can become an diabetic but that's why people also take insulin but only helps with sugar control in the blood but nit necessarly cholesterol.

  • Joseph Kenny
    Joseph Kenny Před 3 dny +1

    Here's a tip to eating meat from an 78 years old bodybuilder
    1. No processed meat
    2. No more than one serving per meal ( about the size of your fist )
    3. No more than 20% fats in the meat
    4. Do exercises to eat more meat. ( It'll actually benefit you to eat more meat if you exercise )
    5. Don't eat too much red meat ( only half the amount of meat you eat should be red meat )

  • Marqan
    Marqan Před 3 dny +2

    Are you sure dietary carbohydrate is a necessary building block?
    Afaik our body can make all the carbohydrate it needs.

  • Time Gaming2030
    Time Gaming2030 Před 3 dny +1

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

  • Joseph McKeon
    Joseph McKeon Před 3 dny +1

    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%

    • Elias Blind
      Elias Blind Před dnem +1

      I mean, eating from there once or twice a week is bad but you re still ok. If you mean every other day then yeah thats pretty damaging. The thing is, changing lifestyle reverses some of those effects. Instead of feeling guilty or giving up, why not adaptating to the challenges of a new, better you.

  • Magic Pigeon
    Magic Pigeon Před 3 dny +2

    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

    • Magic Pigeon
      Magic Pigeon Před 2 dny

      • I am a Funny CHclipr lol can I ask why do you think we are omnivores? Probably because your parents told you that you are but we are built and act like herbivores we have long intestines made for digesting plants and flat grinding teeth and no claws and most humans can’t even watch an animal die if you were a predator don’t you think we’d be able to watch animals die? And obviously you haven’t done any research many many plant have protein! Where do you think herbivores get their protein? PLANTS!!! And we can too! Why would we hurt animals and wreck our planet if we don’t have to?

    • • I am a Funny YouTuber lol
      • I am a Funny YouTuber lol Před 2 dny

      @Magic Pigeon Yea u actually don't need to care about the animals maybe the planet but the animals r meant to be eaten we r Godamn omnivores how do u think u will protein from, from veggies phff give me a break😂

    • Magic Pigeon
      Magic Pigeon Před 2 dny

      • I am a Funny CHclipr lol why I care about our planet and the animals on it?

    • • I am a Funny YouTuber lol
      • I am a Funny YouTuber lol Před 2 dny

      @Magic Pigeon May I ask why😂

    • Magic Pigeon
      Magic Pigeon Před 2 dny +1

      • I am a Funny CHclipr lol I am indeed vegan because I care about animals and our planet

  • martin saunters
    martin saunters Před 3 dny +2

    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 Před 3 dny

    It's under documented and therefore biased.

  • L096 YT
    L096 YT Před 3 dny

    7:55 basically me in 3 seconds

  • LegacyEvoAce
    LegacyEvoAce Před 4 dny

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

    • • I am a Funny YouTuber lol
      • I am a Funny YouTuber lol Před 3 dny

      @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 Před 3 dny +1

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

  • riaaa
    riaaa Před 4 dny +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 Před 4 dny

    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 Před 5 dny

    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 Před 5 dny

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

  • Brendan Mewburn
    Brendan Mewburn Před 5 dny

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

  • S.U. HAM
    S.U. HAM Před 5 dny

    헐 ㅋㅋㅋ 진짜로 먹방으로 나오네

  • 王尔靖
    王尔靖 Před 5 dny

    ducks are so cute

  • Just Max
    Just Max Před 5 dny

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

  • xxhalogamer22xx
    xxhalogamer22xx Před 5 dny

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

  • Jonathan Zentelin
    Jonathan Zentelin Před 5 dny

    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 Před 5 dny +1

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


  • John Rekesius
    John Rekesius Před 5 dny +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 Před 6 dny

    meat is not good for me i almost died

    ANIMELIFELINE Před 6 dny

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

  • FrostiMintz
    FrostiMintz Před 7 dny +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 Před 7 dny +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 Před 7 dny +14

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

  • Matthew Grotke
    Matthew Grotke Před 7 dny +1

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

  • GoobyPls
    GoobyPls Před 7 dny +1

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

  • nu na le
    nu na le Před 7 dny +1


  • DragonKazooie89
    DragonKazooie89 Před 7 dny +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 Před 7 dny +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 Před 7 dny +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 Před 8 dny +7

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

    • Sam Titus
      Sam Titus Před dnem

      @Abd Mzn yeah that's true.i liked all the points tht you came up with. And you were so open to my ideas. It was cool discussing with you. Cheers.

    • Abd Mzn
      Abd Mzn Před dnem +1

      @Sam Titus I never said it was immoral, I said it was bad for your cause, when people find out it's a lie, guess what, it backfires.

    • Sam Titus
      Sam Titus Před dnem

      @Abd Mzn would it be immoral to tell a lie to save the life of a person. I don't tell lies as it damages rapport but I think it is okay to lie in order to save these creatures from misery. If the action doesn't harm humans in any way whatsover, isn't it ok to lie for a good cause. Moreover we can't expect vegans to be perfect upholders of morality as no one is perfect. It is just a matter of perspective. Everyone needs to help each other rebuild our views of morality and infuse it into the their daily lives.

    • Abd Mzn
      Abd Mzn Před dnem

      @Sam Titus Well corporations lying doesn't make it okay for vegans to lie too, and morality is entirely different from stating false facts.

  • Aswin Sivadas
    Aswin Sivadas Před 8 dny

    Can you make a viedeo on keto diet

  • 강동석
    강동석 Před 8 dny +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 Před 9 dny +1

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

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala Před 9 dny +1

    The egg was super

  • Hottcocoaunicorn 191
    Hottcocoaunicorn 191 Před 9 dny

    Me: I’m glad I’m a vegetarian

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala Před 9 dny +1

    It gives us alot of information

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala Před 9 dny +2

    I am a great fan of this channel.

  • Umadevi Chembala
    Umadevi Chembala Před 9 dny +1

    meat is actually , bad.!

    • LaSigna 02
      LaSigna 02 Před 9 dny +1

      Nope, you didn't watch the entire video

  • mr jn
    mr jn Před 9 dny +11

    10,995 dislikes are from vegans.