Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

  • Published on: 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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  • Meat Unhealthy Vegan Vegetarian Cancer Heart Attack Calories Fat Carbo-Hydrates. Proteins Vitamins Minerals Amino Acids Metabolism Iron Zink Magnesium Vitamin B12 Vitamin C Scurvy Inuit Fish Beef Pork Omega-3 Chicken Poultry Cholesterin Diabetes Stroke Colorectal Cancer Obesity Processed Meat Antibiotics Apes Ancestors Evolution Survival Energy


  • 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: 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.

  • AVG x G4mer
    AVG x G4mer   2 hours ago

    Basically we evolved eating cooked meat?IS THAT WHY WE CAN’T EAT RAW MEAT!?!?!

  • C D
    C D   7 hours ago

    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   8 hours ago

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

  • Emmalyn Phillips
    Emmalyn Phillips   13 hours ago

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

  • David Baer
    David Baer   23 hours ago

    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?

  • Joseph Kenny
    Joseph Kenny   1 days ago

    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   1 days ago

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

  • Time Gaming2030
    Time Gaming2030   1 days ago

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

  • Joseph McKeon
    Joseph McKeon   1 days ago

    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%

  • Magic Pigeon
    Magic Pigeon   1 days ago

    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

  • martin saunters
    martin saunters   1 days ago

    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?

  • L096 YT
    L096 YT   2 days ago

    7:55 basically me in 3 seconds

  • LegacyEvoAce
    LegacyEvoAce   2 days ago

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

  • riaaa
    riaaa   2 days ago

    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   2 days ago

    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   3 days ago

    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   3 days ago

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

  • Brendan Mewburn
    Brendan Mewburn   3 days ago

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

  • S.U. HAM
    S.U. HAM   3 days ago

    헐 ㅋㅋㅋ 진짜로 먹방으로 나오네

  • Just Max
    Just Max   3 days ago

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

  • xxhalogamer22xx
    xxhalogamer22xx   3 days ago

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

  • Jonathan Zentelin
    Jonathan Zentelin   3 days ago

    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   3 days ago that bird picking mustard and pickle on bread?Ugh.

  • John Rekesius
    John Rekesius   3 days ago

    7:20 Ah, yes. Last Tweet Tonight with John Avian.

    ANIMELIFELINE   4 days ago

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

  • FrostiMintz
    FrostiMintz   5 days ago

    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   5 days ago

    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   5 days ago

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

  • GoobyPls
    GoobyPls   5 days ago

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