Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?


  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell7 dias atrás

    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.

  2. aksbs

    aksbs6 horas atrás


  3. that guy

    that guy6 horas atrás

    @Heather Dyett In regards to "In moderation, meat is not unhealthy” being an opinion, the opposite is also true. If they had stated instead "even in moderation, meat is unhealthy" the same problem would exist. Really all they could change there is throw is a guarding word such as 'may' or simply state that it's contentious and it is difficult to know for sure. Moreover the statement is only misleading if it is false, which is up for debate. Nutrition science is known for being difficult to conduct clinical trials in and most seem to focus on bio-markers, rather then the effect the food has on harder endpoints like death. While not useless, effects on bio-markers are usually not absolute proof that a food is good or bad. Epidemiological studies on the other hand, are usually based on limited food frequency questionnaires and have an impossible amount of confounding factors to account for. In nutrition all anyone can really do is make an educated guess and keep an eye out for new information. Also, the results differ depending on the food being looked at. Do you think that fish, chicken are bad as well, or is it only red meat you disagree with? Also, Caldwell Esselstyn's reversal study was both heavily confounded and only had a single arm. In addition to the removal of meat, exercise was recommended, statins were added later i believe, junk food was taken off the menu and i wouldn't be surprised if weight loss played a role either. Due to there not being a control group, it cannot be said that similar results would not be seen in people following a similar protocol with the inclusion of meat.

  4. Ricky Washington

    Ricky Washington7 horas atrás

    You are hereby banned from saying "Vitamin".

  5. Brandon Taylor

    Brandon TaylorHora atrás

    Watching this while eating a cheeseburger

  6. Piotr Czajkowski

    Piotr CzajkowskiHora atrás

    mmm bacon i liek bcaon 🥓

  7. Horny Fruit Flies

    Horny Fruit FliesHora atrás

    bacan 🥓🥓🥓❤️

  8. Adelle Y.

    Adelle Y.Hora atrás

    I would recommend you to watch " What the Health?" on Netflix... Some of your informations aren't true... Like if u agree

  9. CoolCreeper39

    CoolCreeper39Hora atrás

    Am I the only one who got uncumfortable by the way they kept pronouncing “vitamin”

  10. Czech Nibba

    Czech Nibba2 horas atrás

    My one friend is vegetarian, but because he finds meat disgusting. He doesn't like the taste of it.

  11. HitWalkHook

    HitWalkHook2 horas atrás

    5:16 but... 1 glass of wine a day is healthy... right?

  12. Federico Agosteo

    Federico Agosteo2 horas atrás

    You lost one subscriber

  13. Horny Fruit Flies

    Horny Fruit FliesHora atrás

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out

  14. CoolCreeper39

    CoolCreeper39Hora atrás

    Federico Agosteo Just for that I’m gonna sub to him on 2 accounts lmao

  15. HitWalkHook

    HitWalkHook2 horas atrás

    2:11 "Hey ladies, I am one saxy burd! ohh yeah! Johnny Birdvo! Hu ha hu!"

  16. deoo iopg

    deoo iopg2 horas atrás

    now do, "Is Vegetables Bad For You? Is Vegetables Unhealthy?"

  17. centipede

    centipede3 horas atrás

    I watch all of your videos and I try to explain them to my classmates and teachers

  18. Franek Borowiec

    Franek Borowiec3 horas atrás

    most biased video of Kurzgesagt ever very disappointed!

  19. cry of the banshee

    cry of the banshee3 horas atrás

    What about biomagnification of microplastic and chemicals cause by fish ??

  20. Chlb015

    Chlb0153 horas atrás

    I love my bacon!


    DOOMJESUS4 horas atrás


  22. CoolCreeper39

    CoolCreeper39Hora atrás

    DOOMJESUS I know, everyone acts like they are somehow as intelligent as us

  23. おれきのぞみ

    おれきのぞみ4 horas atrás

    This video taught me more Biology than I ever studied in my 3 years of Bio class ....

  24. Rayzo -

    Rayzo -4 horas atrás

    what? is this a vegan video?

  25. Brian McInnis

    Brian McInnis4 horas atrás

    Make the bad frame-rates go away, Mommy.

  26. Maha J

    Maha J4 horas atrás

    Eating corpses can't be healthy

  27. CoolCreeper39

    CoolCreeper39Hora atrás

    Found the vegan

  28. Goose Master 5 Million

    Goose Master 5 Million4 horas atrás

    So red meat and processed meats are bad; white meat and fish are better. Thanks kurzgesagt I have had a lot of questions on this subject!

  29. Goose Master 5 Million

    Goose Master 5 Million3 horas atrás

    Like Thor: The Dark World is the worst of the Marvel movies, yet it's still a decent movie

  30. papparocket

    papparocket4 horas atrás

    Yes white meat and fish are better, much like it is "better" to be stabbed than to be shot. "Better" does not mean it is actually good for, just not as bad as something else. The chicken and fishing industries have been pulling that switch for decades. And amazingly it keeps working. So I think we should focus on food that are good for us, as in by consuming them we are actively improving our health. You know like fruits and vegetables, nuts, seed, beans and lentils.

  31. TriniRen

    TriniRen4 horas atrás

    People who eat meat are killing them selves and the environment everyday idk why it’s so hard for people to understand that meat is just disgusting if you really think about it

  32. 휴식시간U

    휴식시간U4 horas atrás

    갑자기 마지막에 홍보하는걸로 빠져나가넼ㅋㅋㅋ 스무스~

  33. Mossy

    Mossy5 horas atrás

    Vegans are finally going to subscribe

  34. Henrique Nunes

    Henrique Nunes5 horas atrás

    Comment section: "Go watch a vegan's video, surely more reputable and trustworthy than Kurzgesagt! No bias, promise" "What about mercury in fish?" "SCIENCE HAS PROVEN EATING A GRAM OF MEAT INCREASES YOUR CANCER RISK" Jesus Christ people. Eat whatever the hell you want, in the end you'll all go back to the ground

  35. Heu Valadao

    Heu Valadao5 horas atrás

    If meat is unhealthy, I don't want to be healthy.

  36. papparocket

    papparocket4 horas atrás

    I'm actually fine with that, especially if you don't reproduce before your heart attack or stroke.

  37. Nachiketa Chauhan

    Nachiketa Chauhan5 horas atrás

    5:53 cc says processed wheat instead of processed meat....

  38. Manuel Friend

    Manuel Friend5 horas atrás

    If you want to be more healthy it's simple: Look for labels like Organic (which doesn't have the same weight as it used to sadly) and cruelty free. Avoid all processed meats. Eat chicken where possible, wild fish is better (Salmon is the best). Our intestines are too long to digest meat, we weren't built for it, and with city life styles we don't need it. The very best thing to do is to simply stop eating it. Also, the very fact that slaughter industries pay off health companies to say meat is fine is proof enough that it isn't lol.

  39. Giulio Galdi

    Giulio Galdi5 horas atrás

    This video attempts to tell everyone what they want to hear and seems to be surprisingly successful. If you add the advertising in the description, it is more of a clickbait than an actual informative service. Also, ever heard of control variables in empirical studies [min 5:00]? Because they exist.

  40. joeh tom

    joeh tom6 horas atrás

    now do, "Is Vegetables Bad For You? Is Vegetables Unhealthy?"

  41. josh

    josh6 horas atrás

    at this point, I have given up everything gives you cancer

  42. Kaizen

    Kaizen6 horas atrás

    What? there is like no fat in chicken.. wtf

  43. Informating Kida

    Informating Kida6 horas atrás

    In India vegetarian delicacies are more delicious than nonvegeterian.

  44. Abhilash Kumar

    Abhilash Kumar7 horas atrás

    Hello Kurzgesagt, I love what you do, Can you make a video on Graphene ? its uses and how humanity can use it to become type 3 civilization.

  45. anu l

    anu l7 horas atrás

    In Goa, India, people selling fish were caught adding formalin - a substance used to preserve dead bodies known to be highly carcinogenic to fish so as to preserve them.

  46. Vetarq Corp.

    Vetarq Corp.7 horas atrás


  47. Walker Roberts

    Walker Roberts7 horas atrás

    So no more balogna or bacon; More sushi. Got it.

  48. papparocket

    papparocket4 horas atrás

    Sure, more sushi, well at least until we manage to kill nearly every fish in the ocean, estimated to be about 15 years from now at the current rate, sooner if doctors and health agencies don't stop telling people to eat more and more fish. So sure, help us in our gluttony kill everything left to kill.

  49. Lawrence Arinez

    Lawrence Arinez7 horas atrás

    Each time I watch a video it scares me so much to the point where I don't know what to do and Ive been watching these videos a lot

  50. Tierney Logan

    Tierney Logan7 horas atrás

    It’s too bad you didn’t talk about Weston Price and his pioneering work in the nutrition field.

  51. papparocket

    papparocket4 horas atrás

    That is hysterical. Thanks I really needed a good laugh. BTW, you do know that Price wrote in his book that everybody should follow a vegetarian diet don't you? You wouldn't know that from the people who stole his good name so they could peddle their dangerous delusions about nutrition.

  52. WarSquirtoise

    WarSquirtoise8 horas atrás

    Welp it’s a good thing that my tongue is retarded cause when i try to eat some types of meat I’ll vomit it out

  53. Brain Damage

    Brain Damage8 horas atrás

    The title is stupide... If it is unhealthy you should not even fucking put the question there!! Let everybody know!! And if it is healthy... You're wasting my fucking time

  54. ThatGuyCanmanNC

    ThatGuyCanmanNC8 horas atrás


  55. balzarini51

    balzarini518 horas atrás

    My meet is shot and processed free range organic diy

  56. joelabo

    joelabo8 horas atrás


  57. Matias Hernan Lauriti

    Matias Hernan Lauriti8 horas atrás

    I eat like 200 to 500 g of meat each day, I am from Argentina, country with the best meat IN THE WORLD... I am super healthy, I also eat vegetables and other food, and I have 0 problems... this is genetics...

  58. ThatGuyCanmanNC

    ThatGuyCanmanNC7 horas atrás

    Matias Hernan Lauriti I mean like some people can’t eat certain foods

  59. Matias Hernan Lauriti

    Matias Hernan Lauriti8 horas atrás

    @ThatGuyCanmanNC yeah, but I mean, we still need meat...

  60. ThatGuyCanmanNC

    ThatGuyCanmanNC8 horas atrás

    Matias Hernan Lauriti your right kinda but it’s not a family line but a race thing, some countries in the mediterran can get this sickness that other people can’t get

  61. kokolaty

    kokolaty8 horas atrás

    let's eat insects

  62. RealReefs

    RealReefs8 horas atrás

    Fish isn’t bad for you, mercury is

  63. papparocket

    papparocket4 horas atrás

    All animal protein including fish increases the amount of IGF-1 (insulin like growth factor) circulating in our blood and decreases the amount of IGF binding protein, which takes excess IGF-1 out of circulation. IGF-1 place a central role in every stage of cancer initiation, growth and propagation. This isn't controversial. This has been measured multiple time in clinical trials. The response is universal and changes in a dose dependent manner.

  64. Daniel Alexander

    Daniel Alexander9 horas atrás

    I wish they had given examples of what and how to tell what processed meat is. To me it just sounds like a huge buzz word and if I actually wanted to cut back I wouldn't even know where to start.

  65. Absolute Newt

    Absolute Newt9 horas atrás

    now do, "Is Vegetables Bad For You? Is Vegetables Unhealthy?"

  66. Marley Mang

    Marley Mang9 horas atrás

    I pretty much only eat meat. Trying to cut out everything else. So far no adverse health effects. I’m 31. Been meaning all my life. Fuck this channel brah.

  67. CoolCreeper39

    CoolCreeper39Hora atrás

    Marley Mang you’ll get scurvy unless you are eating organs or take supplements

  68. ThatGuyCanmanNC

    ThatGuyCanmanNC8 horas atrás

    Marley Mang welp sorry your dying, your fault though

  69. Mghow Genius

    Mghow Genius9 horas atrás

    Came here to read the comments by our common garden variety vegans.

  70. ThatGuyCanmanNC

    ThatGuyCanmanNC8 horas atrás

    Came here to find triggered people who did not even watch the video

  71. Alvin Lim

    Alvin Lim9 horas atrás

    When you want to die slowly:E A T R E D A N D P R O C E S S E D M E A T

  72. Ominous Entity

    Ominous Entity9 horas atrás

    His pronunciation of vitamins prohibited me from finishing the video...

  73. CoolCreeper39

    CoolCreeper39Hora atrás

    Ominous Entity yeah like who says it like that

  74. Jayden Wright

    Jayden Wright9 horas atrás

    Just eat a balanced diet and don't care much more than that

  75. sexy korean girl

    sexy korean girl10 horas atrás

    the screaming meat is healthy

  76. TheLol79414

    TheLol7941410 horas atrás

    Kurzgesagt convinces people to eat less meat due to health risks Vegans : *_MEAT IS SUFFER AND PAIN, YOU ARE KILLING INNOCENT ANIMALS_*

  77. Marrion Lulu

    Marrion Lulu10 horas atrás

    The key is to vary the meats you eat, that's why I choose McDonald's as my fast food of choice! At McDonald's you get to choose from all sorts of premium burgers such as: Filet o' Fish(mhmm!), Cheese Burger(yum!) or the mighty Jr. Chicken(yowza! yes yes delicioso!)

  78. ThatGuyCanmanNC

    ThatGuyCanmanNC8 horas atrás

    Marrion Lulu it’s better at McDonald’s because it’s not meat, it’s gray mush colored

  79. Tierney Logan

    Tierney Logan10 horas atrás

    Remember when this channel made videos about the universe that blew your mind instead of just making you feel guilty?

  80. Tierney Logan

    Tierney Logan7 horas atrás

    Absolute Newt ‘cause they got that sweet Bill and Melinda Gates foundation money now. It’s too bad.

  81. Absolute Newt

    Absolute Newt9 horas atrás

    I do... now it's talking about fucking politics they may as well do "Are Feminazis Cancer? Should They Die?"

  82. Hymenoptera _2

    Hymenoptera _210 horas atrás

    New video ideas: colonizing the ocean, terraforming Venus, and asteroid mining

  83. Pixelgaming ULTRA!

    Pixelgaming ULTRA!10 horas atrás

    Dear this guy (sorry your name is hard to text) on your website tell everyone to try to make the government to try to get all the space junk out of the space because it might soon hit my neighborhood and other peoples neighborhoods and to tell them to get the stuff out the ocean because of that pink dolphin and other important animals

  84. lombardo141

    lombardo14111 horas atrás

    My aunt was a vegetarian, never drank or smoked and worked out every day. She died of cancer recently. Just live your life and do what makes you happy. Death does not care if you are a good person or not. He sees you the same way he sees an ant. When it’s your time. It’s your time. Don’t worry be happy and accept it. 🤷‍♂️

  85. ThatGuyCanmanNC

    ThatGuyCanmanNC8 horas atrás

    lombardo141 I think you should live your life happy but she is a amazing person and she is honored through your family probably because of that

  86. Montairplane Gaming ROBLOX

    Montairplane Gaming ROBLOX11 horas atrás

    First of all, I hate animal fat, because its hard to chew, plus its in most meat products. Poultry and seafood would be healthier if people *STOP POLLUTING!!!!*. Also I love your videos, I would like to see a video if people stop pollution and end global warming. Please heart this comment, thanks!

  87. WierdHairGrows

    WierdHairGrows12 horas atrás

    Also, vegans need to chill

  88. CoolCreeper39

    CoolCreeper39Hora atrás

    ThatGuyCanmanNC literally just go to r/vegan

  89. ThatGuyCanmanNC

    ThatGuyCanmanNC8 horas atrás

    WierdHairGrows there are no salty vegans I can only find people who did not even watch the video like you

  90. WierdHairGrows

    WierdHairGrows12 horas atrás

    “No more than once or twice a week”. All of my dinners are always mainly meat.

  91. Shannon Hurley

    Shannon Hurley12 horas atrás

    People just love hearing good things about their bad habits. A lot of distorted or incorrect information here.

  92. WierdHairGrows

    WierdHairGrows12 horas atrás

    I just had a déjà vu, that I had a déjà vu while watching this video.

  93. Edgbarra

    Edgbarra12 horas atrás

    Well it seems like we agree that most people should reduce their meat consumption if they care about their health.

  94. Edgbarra

    Edgbarra13 horas atrás

    "Fish is the best meat, so go for chicken" 🙃

  95. FireRoy

    FireRoy13 horas atrás

    what about eating insects? could they sustitute meat? they are high in protein, and are very abundant.

  96. Absolute Newt

    Absolute Newt9 horas atrás

    yes actually I've heard you can even consume spider legs lmao

  97. Chidrole

    Chidrole13 horas atrás

    I just love eating pussies! 👍🇨🇦

  98. CoolCreeper39

    CoolCreeper39Hora atrás

    Chidrole i dont have a response to this

  99. ᗒ╬ᗕ1112223333111ᗒ╬ᗕ

    ᗒ╬ᗕ1112223333111ᗒ╬ᗕ13 horas atrás

    fake news

  100. Kegeshook

    Kegeshook13 horas atrás

    The Inuit do not have a purely meat based diet.

  101. Christopher Campos

    Christopher Campos13 horas atrás

    Watching this while eating menudo 😂

  102. Nikolas & Dominic

    Nikolas & Dominic13 horas atrás

    Kkkkkk pato linguiça 10:00

  103. Bringsales

    Bringsales13 horas atrás

    I eat mostly fish and chicken and only once or twice a week of each. I eat red meat very rarely maybe once every 2 months im not kidding

  104. Kegeshook

    Kegeshook13 horas atrás

    Red meat is better for you than chicken.

  105. Totally Baked

    Totally Baked14 horas atrás

    If you're eating fish and it isn't farmed it has plastic in it.

  106. mar c

    mar c14 horas atrás

    i never get indigestion from eating meet, and a lot from eating vegetables. 3 vegetarians i know had teeth fall out by 40 years old and two died from a virus infection

  107. TTV Bobby

    TTV Bobby14 horas atrás

    *Talk About Nebulae or Gas Clouds in Space! Pleaseee*

  108. MedicinalMinds

    MedicinalMinds14 horas atrás

    Thank you for making such thought provoking content. You are a truly amazing channel, and I will be forever grateful to you.

  109. Darius Teixeira

    Darius Teixeira5 horas atrás

    MedicinalMinds please go and read about Prof John Ioannidis work. You’ll understand that almost 100% of studies about nutrition are biased. He shows clearly how easy it is to bring out claims and their opposite. With his team they took a cook book and randomly chose 50 ingredients and performed a Meta analysis on all of them. The result was eloquent. Everything is cancerogen AND life saving. I mean EVERYTHING. Just look it up please. Ioannidis is know and very appreciated by statisticians but hated by nutritionists and all those who live on people’s fears and ignorance like the guy who made this video. Cheers from Switzerland (the world leader of food artificial flavor)

  110. Erik Hagblom

    Erik Hagblom14 horas atrás

    Kurzgesagt, BRIGHT SIDE stole your idea of strange matter! They even made it say: the most dangerous substance in the universe! They also detailed the video the exact way you did!

  111. Ignacio Albornoz

    Ignacio Albornoz14 horas atrás

    I really wish for a video of vegetarianism.

  112. RLB Flaminis

    RLB Flaminis14 horas atrás

    Plato quoted by Philo Judaeus, made an interesting statement: “That which goes into the mouth of the individual is a material sustenance. But the best that comes out of the mouth in form of speech can change the course of history.” Therefore, nutrition is a private business. Expression, vocally, is a public concern.

  113. polo zheer

    polo zheer14 horas atrás

    Gods voice

  114. Delkarix

    Delkarix14 horas atrás

    5:42 Every time someone tries to make this argument with me, I try to bring up Thiamin Mononitrate (essential B Vitamin) and Nitroglycerin/Glycerol Trinitrate (extremely important medicine that has saved millions of lives by curing certain terminal heart ailments, ignoring the fact that it has also destroyed many others with its explosive properties).

  115. Johannes Sailer

    Johannes Sailer14 horas atrás

    first part of the video is fucking bullshit, you dont need meat

  116. Kegeshook

    Kegeshook13 horas atrás

    We do need meat.

  117. Luciano Barreira

    Luciano Barreira14 horas atrás

    It's impressive how inaccurate this video is. This channel is just form, because content is bullshit.

  118. ツZer0o

    ツZer0o14 horas atrás

    I know your here snek

  119. Vedrfölnir

    Vedrfölnir14 horas atrás


  120. Juan Luis Bustamante

    Juan Luis Bustamante15 horas atrás

    So meat is good or no or.....?

  121. Jiří Pechman

    Jiří Pechman15 horas atrás

    Yes but we need it.

  122. papparocket

    papparocket4 horas atrás

    Meat? For what? There isn't anything in meat that isn't readily available in plants, including all of the essential amino acids. Did you know that no animal is able to make any amino acids from scratch? The best animals can do is change one type of amino acid into another. And no animal can change any non-essential amino acid into an essential amino acid. So plants are the *only* source of essential amino acids. Every essential amino acid you consume in meat, eggs or dairy came from a plant. It just had a stop or two along the way to your plate.

  123. Luis

    Luis15 horas atrás

    I was eating a quarter pounder while watching this. Yeet.

  124. Sly Baby Dragon

    Sly Baby Dragon15 horas atrás

    Sovietwomble has liked this video

  125. Sajana Peiris

    Sajana Peiris15 horas atrás

    I'm vegan now.

  126. Cello Covers/Improv

    Cello Covers/Improv15 horas atrás

    Wow, a video about meat that’s actually nuanced and not incredibly biased. That’s something we could use more of.

  127. papparocket

    papparocket7 horas atrás

    Nuanced does not necessary mean accurate. Sometimes the science is pretty clear, and in the case of meat it is. On net the harms of meat outweigh the benefits of meat, thus meat does not promote health in humans. Meat is not an acute toxin that can make you sick or die (unless it is contaminated with pathogenic bacteria like most retail meat is). But even assuming you don't get some undercooked meat and die within days of e. coli O:157, the harms still negatively affect long term health. For most people the health effects of whole plant food is far more positive than negative (because sure there are some negative effects of plants). So on balance whole plant food promotes overall long term health. Even more important the positive aspects of meat can be found in similar abundance in whole plant foods with few if any of the negative aspects of meat.

  128. Lore Writer

    Lore Writer15 horas atrás

    Hey Kurzgesagt, you have a typo in your description! The Merch and Facebook links are together!

  129. hey

    hey15 horas atrás

    I eat spinach, meat and potatoes once a week. It's delicious the way it's prepared. especially thyme on meat.

  130. Premysl Macha

    Premysl Macha15 horas atrás

    What about the mercury in fish? Is that something so small you don't need to worry about it? I've heard that you aren't supposed to give too much fish to young kids for that reason.

  131. Premysl Macha

    Premysl Macha8 horas atrás

    @Kegeshook oki thx m8 ^^

  132. Kegeshook

    Kegeshook13 horas atrás

    The amount of mercury in most fish is too insignificant to worry about. Just don't eat swordfish everyday and you'll be fine.

  133. chuckcrunch1

    chuckcrunch115 horas atrás

    OK meat and vitamin C it is then

  134. Junseo Koh

    Junseo Koh16 horas atrás

    Bird: Hey! Here's some plants I collected from the jungle, there tons of vitamins in these plants! Want some? Person: Nah, I rather eat meat, especially *BIRD MEAT* Bird: ( °͈▵°͈)

  135. serkan metin yıltırak

    serkan metin yıltırak16 horas atrás

    canan karatay says Red meat proteins start to lose weight

  136. Michelle Despres

    Michelle Despres16 horas atrás

    4:07 Are there seriously enough ppl who eat horse so regularly that it should be included as a red meat? If so why not include squirrel and deer

  137. John Lee

    John Lee16 horas atrás

    All processes food are dangerous. That includes bread from refined flour.

  138. Raimo Höft

    Raimo Höft15 horas atrás

    No food is dangerous.