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.

    • Shane Stoy
      Shane Stoy Před dnem

      I eat a lot of Turkey based meat products, is that even worse because it would be processed? Or is Turkey at least in the realm of chicken?

    • Otto Von Bismarck
      Otto Von Bismarck Před dnem

      @Inspiring Thought That's an interesting point of view. It's obvious that there is a hierarchy of evidence. But I do agree on this one with Kurzgesagt.
      The statement : "saturated fat is bad for your health and provokes heart diseases" is so widespread that it seems obviously thrue. Yet, most of the scientific evidence backing this statement is financed by groups that have a huge financial interests in promoting sugar sale.
      It was not before, but it is now a real scientific controversy. Independent studies are now showing up that excessive sugar is way more destructive than excessive saturated fat. Some dietist and biologists (really few of them) have been saying that for decades, and they have been ostracized for doing so. Their ideas resurfaced again recently and are now taken way more seriously.
      It's a very interesting topic and, as @Kurzgesagt says, it always lead to passionate and subjective debates.

    • Dr Endeavor
      Dr Endeavor Před 2 dny

      Hey what about eggs kurzgesagt?

    • that guy
      that guy Před 2 dny

      @Heather Dyett Although kursgesagt said moderation, they gave a clear ballpark to aim for. That range being < 500g a week. Which would require cutting meat to 1/2 to 1/3 of the current average.

  • Michael Fine
    Michael Fine Před hodinou

    High cholesterol levels don't really matter so long as your ratios of HDL/LDL are proper. Also, eating solely red meat has almost no negative effects (take a lot at the carnivore diet). It's quite clear that humans are not meant to consume mostly carbohydrates since carbs are converted into sugar, which is the leading cause of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. It's been a long standing myth that fat causes these problems; fat does not make you fat, carbs do.

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  • Backs
    Backs Před 2 hodinami

    Imagine thinking humans were around for 2 million years, you are incorrect.

    DEEP SAB Před 3 hodinami +1

    Meat was necessacity back then, but it has become threat now..
    At least now we can reduce it's consumption and let animals live on their own peacefully in nature

  • Josue Ravena
    Josue Ravena Před 3 hodinami

    Im eager to see the food series about other food. Their is meat, dairy, fish, vegetables and carbs.
    Looking out for their health benefits, effects on the body, scientific background and its impact on the planet.

  • Doodle Bob
    Doodle Bob Před 4 hodinami +1

    Now I want a juicy steak
    *BUT* in moderation

  • shawn swagger
    shawn swagger Před 4 hodinami +2

    Imma still eat a shit ton of meat

  • Brennan Ruiz
    Brennan Ruiz Před 4 hodinami +3

    Kurzgesagt: “Is meat bad for you?”
    Me: “Maybe, but I don’t really care.” *watches entire video anyway*

  • potato
    potato Před 4 hodinami

    This is stupid, let's look at real facts. Who are the only animals who suffer from overweight in their community? Only humans and pets of humans (we feed them). When was the time when humans were never overweight? When we only ate meat and vegetables. So what we learn from that is that carbs are the real danger

  • Michelle Marcantonatos
    Michelle Marcantonatos Před 5 hodinami

    This video is bullshit. None of this is true. Red meat head to tail is the healthiest diet on earth.
    BTW, fruit and vegetables are not good for us. They all contain exo and indogenous poisons and antinutrients .

  • Tyrone Taylor
    Tyrone Taylor Před 6 hodinami


  • Truly inFAMOUS Productions
    Truly inFAMOUS Productions Před 6 hodinami

    I eat chicken pretty much everyday. I don't really eat any other meats, and if I do, it isn't often at all. Is eating chicken everyday okay or is it any meat?

  • FR Mallee
    FR Mallee Před 7 hodinami +1

    I really hope "Kurzgesagt" can make a Spanish version of its channel as well. Great video btw!

  • Melpaca
    Melpaca Před 9 hodinami

    Spinage does not have more iron than meat

  • Tyler Setzke
    Tyler Setzke Před 10 hodinami

    Interesting. *Takes bite of triple bacon quarter-pounder from mcdonalds*
    Very Interesting.

  • Aaditya Thawani
    Aaditya Thawani Před 10 hodinami +2

    What if I said

    I’m vegetarian

  • Kikicha 8
    Kikicha 8 Před 10 hodinami +1

    Every single human have different (own) food pattern. So observe yourself and eat what is best for you. Don't follow some rules that mass created (sorry for my bad english). Much love❤️

  • Rijat
    Rijat Před 10 hodinami

    Kurzgesagt has the best art style :)

  • Daniel Voyles
    Daniel Voyles Před 10 hodinami

    Haha, "vetamins"

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    motivational speaker [Z] Před 12 hodinami

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  • Hank Whittaker
    Hank Whittaker Před 12 hodinami

    I feel like it would've been good to go into the healthiness of vegans who do not eat meat to see the contrast of what people are like without meat and to use that knowledge as well to determine if meat is healthy.

  • Codydy And Tj Games
    Codydy And Tj Games Před 14 hodinami

    I have a feeling peta is gonna try to abuse your facts

  • Deranged Boy
    Deranged Boy Před 15 hodinami

    I unsubscribed because they way you said vitamin

  • Dormez Bien
    Dormez Bien Před 16 hodinami

    I really love your videos :)!

  • Dusan Todorovic
    Dusan Todorovic Před 17 hodinami

    WOW! What a hack job. WHO classifies red meat as a carcinogen and plant based diets are scientifically proven to reverse heart disease and reduce cancer and diabetes risk. There is no quality studies that show health benefits of meat other than to prevent starvation. Meanwhile, studies on benefits of plants are endless. If meat is healthy then why would you need to eat it in moderation? You never hear a vegan say, hey eat beans in moderation. C'mon guys, this is embarrassing.

  • xxyxxyyyx
    xxyxxyyyx Před 17 hodinami

    I would like to eat more healthy but I have a eating disorder, which makes me scared of new things and even if thinks I dont know taste good they make me ill and I often vomit, I can't even eat a hamburger, I mostly eat the same things every week, I try to do a lot of sport to stay healthy but I would like to cut down on meat but then there is almost no food left for me :/

    • james byrne
      james byrne Před 17 hodinami

      Take your time, do what you can, when you can. You are trying, which is already more than most people are doing.

  • Mason Maroski
    Mason Maroski Před 17 hodinami

    Could you do a video on a Ring World?

  • Quirlyno Sanchez
    Quirlyno Sanchez Před 18 hodinami


  • clock wise
    clock wise Před 18 hodinami

    *cough cough* pufferfish *cough cough*

  • Nishanth B
    Nishanth B Před 23 hodinami +1

    Love ur channel
    Make a video on anxiety

  • Strange6000
    Strange6000 Před dnem

    That hat is the flag of Liberia

  • Sam X
    Sam X Před dnem +2

    Living as an unhelathy meateater is far better than living a vegan!
    Both die anyways in the end.

    • james byrne
      james byrne Před 13 hodinami

      Do you think it's right to violently abuse other sentient beings for the sake of a dietary preference?

  • 5pointrekt
    5pointrekt Před dnem

    I recently went on a trip to america. Before i was eating at most 300g of meat a week, unprocessed and processed.
    In america i ate way more than 1600g a week, probably because i let loose.
    But thanks for the informative video

  • Coolgame Work
    Coolgame Work Před dnem

    As you guys get older like when y’all reach to your 60s and up, reduce eating meat to 3-4 days a week because as you get older your cholesterol increases just fellow tip

  • The Mad Scientist
    The Mad Scientist Před dnem

    A small correction. Recent studies have reported that high cholesterol levels are not the cause of cardiovascular diseases, so the consumption of cholesterol is not the problem itself. But, foods high in cholesterol are usually rich in saturated fats, which are indeed linked to cardiovascular diseases.

  • Sam Kemeny
    Sam Kemeny Před dnem

    Do you think you might ever do a video on globalisation and the UN's 2030 goals?

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    How can I get a bird

  • Shane
    Shane Před dnem

    Is bacon considered processed meat? If so i should stop eating bacon when chugging bottles of vodka with the boys immediately!!!

  • Christopher Hardy
    Christopher Hardy Před dnem

    Glad I gave up Asbestos sandwiches and plutonium shakes; I don't want to skip out on salami.

  • Mar Dub
    Mar Dub Před dnem

    Careful where you get your fish because they can eat huge amounts of plastic in the ocean I've seen it a fish stomach full of plastic its horrifying.

  • Mar Dub
    Mar Dub Před dnem +3

    Thank you so much for this video thank you thank you thank you!!!

  • multicurse
    multicurse Před dnem

    holy sheet

  • Sage Savage
    Sage Savage Před dnem +1

    How about eating humans?

  • Sanat Gupta
    Sanat Gupta Před dnem

    3:48 - this happens to most of the chickens we eat and doesn't stop until the chicken dies.

  • The Epic Lion
    The Epic Lion Před dnem +1

    If my death risk is 99% now it’s a 100%

  • Henry Chen
    Henry Chen Před dnem

    The debate on Joe Rogan between Chris Kresser and Joel Kahn gives more nuance to this question. The increased risk of processed meat in the context of observational studies is comparable to chance, and both fat and cholesterol limits have been removed from USDA recommendations.

  • Bob The Destroyer of
    Bob The Destroyer of Před dnem +1

    Sexy bird

  • Coran
    Coran Před dnem

    when you run out of leaf and your flesh instantly vanishes

  • Ludivina Estrada Estrada

    Just eat both no problem.

  • dadabg
    dadabg Před dnem

    Only one problem with the video: Spinach doesn't have more iron than meat!!! It was a mistake made by the man that studied spinach. He put the dot in the wrong place.
    As the story goes, in 1870, a German chemist named Erich von Wolf was researching the nutritional benefits of spinach. In his notes, he accidentally printed the decimal point in the vegetable's iron content in the wrong spot. Wolf accidentally increased the vegetable's iron level to 10 times the actual amount - 3.5 grams of iron suddenly became 35 grams, an extremely high amount of iron.

  • Rj Prevendido
    Rj Prevendido Před dnem

    7:43 is this the hotdog guy from the amazing world of gumball?

  • Mushypotatoes
    Mushypotatoes Před dnem


  • viruchith ganesan
    viruchith ganesan Před dnem +1

    Vegans are lowlife 👍 👎

    • james byrne
      james byrne Před dnem

      People who choose not to abuse animals for the sake of their dietary preferences are lowlife's? Could you explain that?

  • Todd K
    Todd K Před dnem

    STOP KILLING THINGS IN YOUR VIDEOS MY LITTLE SISTER LITERALLY CRIES AND EVERY SINGLE VIDEO HAS SOME FORM OF MURDER. Im am trying to educate her through your videos but I'm about to stop recommending this to friends and kids as educational material because all kids can focus on is all the heads blowing up, animals murdering each other, and basically violence. Yes it's funny to adult but not to kids who are sensitive to cute little animals killing each other or watching death constantly.

  • muntazir ali
    muntazir ali Před 2 dny +1

    8:55 so thats how u pronounce your name

  • PotjieMonster
    PotjieMonster Před 2 dny

    Sorry Kurzgesagt you really dropped the ball on this one.

  • PotjieMonster
    PotjieMonster Před 2 dny

    Sorry Kurzgesagt you really dropped the ball on this one.

  • PotjieMonster
    PotjieMonster Před 2 dny

    Sorry Kurzgesagt you really dropped the ball on this one.

  • PotjieMonster
    PotjieMonster Před 2 dny

    Sorry Kurzgesagt you really dropped the ball on this one.

  • PotjieMonster
    PotjieMonster Před 2 dny

    Sorry Kurzgesagt you really dropped the ball on this one.

  • PotjieMonster
    PotjieMonster Před 2 dny

    Sorry Kurzgesagt you really dropped the ball on this one.

  • PotjieMonster
    PotjieMonster Před 2 dny

    Sorry Kurzgesagt you really dropped the ball on this one.

  • UserName0043
    UserName0043 Před 2 dny

    I like meat and stinky feet

  • All Roads Lead Here
    All Roads Lead Here Před 2 dny

    I feel bad about eating something that doesn't want to be eaten, let alone suffer. Getting a job that doesn't require eating meat is still a goal.

  • D MAN
    D MAN Před 2 dny

    These videos are the most visually appealing videos to watch on CHclip. I love all the colors.

  • Banana :p
    Banana :p Před 2 dny

    *KFC approves of your video*

  • Seehr
    Seehr Před 2 dny

    I liked the video a lot.
    I think the key is not abusing of anything.
    And also if you people go to the supermarket and they have no meat, then fuck it. No meat.
    Out pressure as consumers is very drastic when it comes to decisions regarding animal treatments in farms.

  • Free Spirit
    Free Spirit Před 2 dny

    I don't know what to say... you made a very “in between” video. i kind of like it but I also kind of don't 😋. But I think I still slightly more like it than dislike it 🙂. I am vegan and would like to promote compassion towards animals :) but not in a harsh way 🐭💚

  • Phantom Cancelled
    Phantom Cancelled Před 2 dny

    I feel uncomfortable seeing birds eating chickens and other birds...

    • MichaelExe
      MichaelExe Před dnem

      It actually happens when you cram thousands of chickens in barns with barely enough space for themselves. Treat animals like shit, and they'll treat each other like shit.

  • Oliver Andersson
    Oliver Andersson Před 2 dny

    I'm just here to laugh at the angry vegans lol

  • Actionbastard
    Actionbastard Před 2 dny +1

    On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everybody drops to zero. Now give me my burger.

  • Ramesh Mukherjee
    Ramesh Mukherjee Před 2 dny +5

    I’m here for a good time not a long time. Never stop eating meat.

  • Pedro Castro
    Pedro Castro Před 2 dny +1

    Make a video about diabetes

  • Nick T
    Nick T Před 2 dny +1

    I'm really starting to hate Kurzgesagt

  • Nick T
    Nick T Před 2 dny +2


  • Nick T
    Nick T Před 2 dny +1

    If you're a young man a high fat diet is GOOD for you not bad, especially if you're trying to put on weight, which I am.

  • Nick T
    Nick T Před 2 dny

    Videos with a political agenda really are a cancer on this Earth.

  • Nick T
    Nick T Před 2 dny

    If you're not paying attention this video makes you think meat is as bad as plutonium lol

  • Nick T
    Nick T Před 2 dny +2

    If you don't like meat please keep it to yourself.

    • james byrne
      james byrne Před dnem

      @Nick T Humans are animals, you and the animals you eat are all sentient, you can all suffer and you all value your own life. What exactly is this difference that makes you think it's wrong to violently exploit you when you think it's right to violently exploit other animals?

    • Nick T
      Nick T Před dnem +1

      @james byrne IM HUMAN lmao theres a difference between humans and animals you weirdo.

    • james byrne
      james byrne Před dnem

      @Nick T Alright, when you find yourself the victim of someone else's violent abuse, exploitation or fraud, you can remind yourself that they were 100% right.

    • Nick T
      Nick T Před dnem +1

      @james byrne 100%

    • james byrne
      james byrne Před dnem

      Do you think it's right to violently abuse animals for the sake of a dietary preference?

  • Gabriel Alvarado
    Gabriel Alvarado Před 2 dny +5

    Bodybuilders and strongmen: Hold my gains

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  • Aditi Tarate
    Aditi Tarate Před 2 dny

    Make a video on Internet of things please

  • Morlok
    Morlok Před 2 dny +1

    *Dude, why don't you guys make games?! I absolutely love your design and the animations! Please make games at least in the future.*

  • CheerWeGo
    CheerWeGo Před 2 dny

    In conclusion: I'm going to die

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    JuanPablo Thieriot Před 2 dny +1

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  • Cramoissie
    Cramoissie Před 2 dny +1

    so rape in moderation is not unhealthy ?

    • Nick T
      Nick T Před 2 dny

      Just for that I'm going to eat TWO steaks today for lunch

  • szary gosciu
    szary gosciu Před 2 dny

    9 million subs , congrats.

  • 邱瀠董
    邱瀠董 Před 2 dny

    Excuse me! Where could I find a transcript about this video if your team share in public?
    This video make me learn a lot from different view points about whether eating meat is bad or not!
    It's very persuasive!

  • Thomas Stephenson
    Thomas Stephenson Před 2 dny +1

    Some Eskimos once are their dogs, one of them died because of vitamin A over dose

  • ReeVee Akt
    ReeVee Akt Před 3 dny

    So, if there is John Oli-bird at 7:20, does that mean...

  • Koudesu Boku wa Koudesu

    I only eat chicken and fish.
    I think I'm good.

  • Piechew Community
    Piechew Community Před 3 dny

    7:58 why did the guy lie and say his food was not meat?

  • Snakeseye Gaming
    Snakeseye Gaming Před 3 dny

    Guess ill die

  • Snakeseye Gaming
    Snakeseye Gaming Před 3 dny

    I like chicken

  • dennis vacalares
    dennis vacalares Před 3 dny +1

    2:11 whoa jeez bird

  • Marcus Lentz
    Marcus Lentz Před 3 dny +1

    Kurz are you guys fucking vegans?

  • Laika Coyote
    Laika Coyote Před 3 dny +1

    I don't think asking people to go vegan is productive... its a big change and if you shame people too much they get defensive and shut down so your not getting anywhere. I really think people should cut down on their meat consumption, but it's not all or nothing, every meal counts. Think about whether you really love this food, or need it, and when you realize there are alternatives that work for you use them! I personally very rarely eat meat. I don't find chicken tasty so I don't eat it, pigs and octopus are to smart so I don't eat them either. I eat fish and other sea foods at least once a week. Every now and then I crave a bloody steak, or some red meat that hasn't been processed. I really am not a fan of processed meats which makes it a lot easier for me. I think its like someone chewed it up, spit it out and turned into something else. When that time comes when I really need that steak I go for it, but I still make sure I buy humanely raised meat. Preferably I want to know where the meat came from, where the animals lived, and if they were treated with respect. Get to know the local farmers! There are always exceptions, make your decisions one at a time. Its not all or nothing! I think thats the most important concept. Acknowledge that meat comes from animals, and that as an animal yourself you are allowed to take up space on this planet. But also make decisions wisely and with respect for the animal you are eating.

  • Megablademe
    Megablademe Před 3 dny +1

    So basically eatijg chicken is not bad(which is my favorite meat)

    • MichaelExe
      MichaelExe Před dnem

      Bad for chickens. They're almost all factory farmed, and many grow so fast and large that they can't walk and are in chronic pain. Mortality rates on the farms are often around 5-10%. That is, over 5% of chickens die before they can even make it to the slaughterhouse, even though they're slaughtered before they turn 2 months old. They suffer to death.
      And even if they were treated well up until slaughter (they rarely are), killing them still wouldn't be justified by the pleasure from eating them; we wouldn't kill dogs for fun, either.

  • AStar20072007
    AStar20072007 Před 3 dny +1

    I dont believe this