Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?


  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellIl y a 15 jours

    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. Elijah

    ElijahIl y a heure

    @Heather DyettDyett because it's way better than the standard American diet haha. People who go vegan thrive if their change was away from standard American, the same way ketogenic dieters also thrive athletically, particularly in long-distance running.

  3. Heather Dyett

    Heather DyettIl y a heure

    蔡徐坤 Well how come there are many athletes and bodybuilders that thrive on a 100% plant-based diet? They aren’t successful because of my opinion but because of the lifestyle they follow.

  4. Heather Dyett

    Heather DyettIl y a heure

    Cuvtixo D True, I understand your point there. It could have been a lot worse. Although if comparing to other bad habits, just because a lot of people smoke, that’s not a reason to tell people that smoking in moderation is not unhealthy. Also, moderation is a very loose term that doesn’t really mean much and could be different for everyone.

  5. Elijah

    ElijahIl y a 2 heures

    @E-kidman the Gaming wizard what's poppin with the Inuit and Masai?

  6. Elijah

    ElijahIl y a 2 heures

    @Inspiring Thought Hey, I'll send you $500 USD if you can find a robust scientific article with the following three data points: High cardiovascular disease rate under the conditions of: • High LDL • Low Triglycerides • High HDL If, however, I search for High LDL and heart disease, any paper that mentions triglycerides will say that patients with a high mortality rate also have high triglycerides. Which is true, it means they are consuming high saturated fats intake, insulin and very low HSL.

  7. Jimboone Fortnite

    Jimboone FortniteIl y a 55 secondes


  8. Aditi Tarate

    Aditi TarateIl y a heure

    Make a video on Internet of things please

  9. Morlok

    MorlokIl y a 2 heures

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

  10. CheerWeGo

    CheerWeGoIl y a 2 heures

    In conclusion: I'm going to die

  11. JuanPablo Thieriot

    JuanPablo ThieriotIl y a 3 heures

    Join The Brave Publisher Community! Have just sent you a tip there, and I imagine thousands more would do the same. You have great content!

  12. Cramoissie

    CramoissieIl y a 4 heures

    so rape in moderation is not unhealthy ?

  13. szary gosciu

    szary gosciuIl y a 7 heures

    9 million subs , congrats.

  14. 邱瀠董

    邱瀠董Il y a 8 heures

    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!

  15. Thomas Stephenson

    Thomas StephensonIl y a 9 heures

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

  16. ReeVee Akt

    ReeVee AktIl y a 9 heures

    So, if there is John Oli-bird at 7:20, does that mean... *THAT JOHN OLIVER IS PATREON SUPPORTER?*

  17. Koudesu Boku wa Koudesu

    Koudesu Boku wa KoudesuIl y a 11 heures

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

  18. Piechew Community

    Piechew CommunityIl y a 11 heures

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

  19. Snakeseye Gaming

    Snakeseye GamingIl y a 11 heures

    Guess ill die

  20. Snakeseye Gaming

    Snakeseye GamingIl y a 12 heures

    I like chicken

  21. dennis vacalares

    dennis vacalaresIl y a 12 heures

    2:11 whoa jeez bird

  22. Marcus Lentz

    Marcus LentzIl y a 12 heures

    Kurz are you guys fucking vegans?

  23. Laika Coyote

    Laika CoyoteIl y a 13 heures

    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.

  24. Megablademe

    MegablademeIl y a 15 heures

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

  25. AStar20072007

    AStar20072007Il y a 15 heures

    I dont believe this

  26. Ransel Mendez

    Ransel MendezIl y a 15 heures

    I’m hungry now. I want a burger

  27. james byrne

    james byrneIl y a 11 heures

    If you choose a veggie burger then you might be able to say that you haven't abused any animals today.

  28. Vance Biondo

    Vance BiondoIl y a 16 heures

    Well when we pollute the world with waves mice waves radiation etc u can see why meat would be along with all food after were done doing everything in the name of science and tech

  29. Bleach

    BleachIl y a 16 heures

    I’m not even going to watch this video, I just clicked here to say that all you vegans are retarded asf.

  30. james byrne

    james byrneIl y a 11 heures

    Lots of people speak without understanding the subject. You're not unique.

  31. Vance Biondo

    Vance BiondoIl y a 16 heures

    For a robot human. Or the monkey in the animation?☝️🖐 just asking

  32. No’nt Likes

    No’nt LikesIl y a 18 heures

    People eat steak every day?

  33. Ryks

    RyksIl y a 18 heures

    Wow... So much comments

  34. LazaRocks

    LazaRocksIl y a 18 heures

    Don't look into the comment section deeper guys it's filled with vegan homosexuals that will never get laid.

  35. kraa 767

    kraa 767Il y a 18 heures

    I don't eat meat after this video.

  36. E. B.

    E. B.Il y a 19 heures

    Shitty sources equals SHITTY VIDEO!

  37. N

    NIl y a 20 heures

    I would like to see a video about the arguments of climate change deniers.

  38. wha wha

    wha whaIl y a 20 heures

    Animation courses! Then laziness struck me

  39. wha wha

    wha whaIl y a 20 heures

    As a vegetarian, this is my most agreed video about meat! You don't need to be vegan but eating vegetable diet 3-4 days a week is very good to yourself and the climate, as long as it balances with the meat based fast food culture

  40. Steve Stelly

    Steve StellyIl y a 21 heure

    The diseases mentioned are caused by sugar, processed foods, man-made foods. All Meat diet or all vegetable you will be alright. you just miss certain vitamins on one or the other. You want to see the greatest improvement in your health don't eat or drink anything that has sugar, especially if it has high fructose corn poison in it, and you will see the difference. just do it for one week and you'll be amazed.

  41. Atharva Shukla

    Atharva ShuklaIl y a 21 heure

    In India, meat consumption is less than 6KG per person PER YEAR. Least in the world.

  42. Burnt Pancakes and Crummy Biscuits: The Cookbook

    Burnt Pancakes and Crummy Biscuits: The CookbookIl y a 22 heures

    Love these videos that present subjective reasoning as fact.

  43. Tsumi Takahashi

    Tsumi TakahashiIl y a 22 heures

    I think I’m the only one in my family who doesn’t even practically eat red meat...

  44. Mason Thomas

    Mason ThomasIl y a 22 heures


  45. Aliance Cal

    Aliance CalIl y a 23 heures


  46. 성요한

    성요한Il y a jour

    치킨만 먹고 살게요; 무섭당

  47. Yelo Jelo

    Yelo JeloIl y a jour

    What about a kugelblitz?

  48. Spenser Winkelman

    Spenser WinkelmanIl y a jour

    "When our vegetarian ancestors" yikes humans have always seeked protien that's why our teeth look the way they do and our stomachs can process cooked meat.

  49. Toni

    ToniIl y a jour

    Make a video about bootes void



    *Diet updated* Do not eat and just take supplements 😅

  51. arnav kadam

    arnav kadamIl y a jour

    i like this video thanks meat is dangerous sometimes

  52. jsw 2525

    jsw 2525Il y a jour

    More space videos pls

  53. TheMax

    TheMaxIl y a jour

    Kurzgesagt: makes a video about humans Also Kurzgesagt: uses birds

  54. folkert de Haan

    folkert de HaanIl y a jour

    I would like to see a video about being an astronaut. The pros and cons and how you can actually get to be an astronaut.

  55. Julian Miranda

    Julian MirandaIl y a jour

    One of my favorite channels on youtube I love every single video and the quality is so impressive I find myself watching the animations over and over in half speed. One of my biggest inspirations I love you guys.

  56. XküRDyöX

    XküRDyöXIl y a jour

    yall seriously think that our ancestors were apes?

  57. james byrne

    james byrneIl y a 11 heures

    It's kind of obvious that they were since we ourselves are apes.


    FATTELYAHIl y a jour

    5:10 .. that little devil was cute af.. hes like "EAT THIS... HAHAH!"

  59. Zachy San

    Zachy SanIl y a jour

    Real Title: Is Living Bad for You? Is Living Unhealthy?

  60. tf2MellowJ D

    tf2MellowJ DIl y a jour

    what the fuck womble

  61. Sam Hauck

    Sam HauckIl y a jour

    My canine teeth tell me I should be eating meat.

  62. 수민

    수민Il y a jour

    먹방이란 단어가나와서 깜짝놀람

  63. Illan Molina

    Illan MolinaIl y a jour

    “Vitamin” lol

  64. rektm90

    rektm90Il y a jour

    Meateaters > vegans

  65. rektm90

    rektm90Il y a jour

    I beat my meat

  66. Michael K

    Michael KIl y a jour

    RIP bacon

  67. Auxley

    AuxleyIl y a jour

    Stop worrying about having a long life! Worry about having a good life!

  68. Nikol Shmatov

    Nikol ShmatovIl y a jour

    Should make animated conspiracy theories! :)

  69. WTM2005

    WTM2005Il y a jour

    0:37 i just realised the atom is a oxygen atom Owo

  70. Charlotte A

    Charlotte AIl y a jour

    Were you in the Flora adverts in the UK?

  71. Tarik Yildirim

    Tarik YildirimIl y a jour


  72. Gideon Parmonang

    Gideon ParmonangIl y a jour

    Bro, I think you watch anime too much. Why I see Mewtwo and Piccolo appeared in the other video? :)

  73. Hatsumiki _

    Hatsumiki _Il y a jour

    Vegetarian should get a warning before watching this, since it's contain so much meat :D

  74. jack nino

    jack ninoIl y a jour

    “How high is the risk?” Idk lol

  75. Jordan Irish

    Jordan IrishIl y a jour

    I'm here for a good time, not a long time.

  76. Milky Way

    Milky WayIl y a jour

    Can u talk about the coral reefs?

  77. Noel Blackketter

    Noel BlackketterIl y a jour

    Kurzgesagt, can you make a video on metabolic disease, instead of this indirect and confusing introduction into the pros and cons of meat which depend immensely on context.

  78. Dragon Ball Fan

    Dragon Ball FanIl y a jour

    6:13 processed meat causes cancer. How high is the risk? IDK lol

  79. djlapio93litlebro

    djlapio93litlebroIl y a jour

    when watching my heart wanted to give up on life

  80. Michalina Dudzińska

    Michalina DudzińskaIl y a jour

    I really love this channel but the thing I find hard is too much vivid color! Its difficult to focus because of it. But on the other hand this is what stands the Kurzgesagt out. After all thank you guys for touching on such a current issue. I tilt towards vegans with one exception - oily fish. Yummy.

  81. Daniel Haqim

    Daniel HaqimIl y a jour

    But Fish contain microplastics

  82. Ixion Music

    Ixion MusicIl y a jour

    That's humanity's fault.

  83. Ender[REDACTED]

    Ender[REDACTED]Il y a jour

    *What about fish. I mean I said it in the last episode too. |_I* Hey they didn't forget fish! :D

  84. NULL —∗ ∗∗— ∗—∗∗ ∗—∗∗

    NULL —∗ ∗∗— ∗—∗∗ ∗—∗∗Il y a jour

    이 깊은 외국인의 숲에서 한국인은 정말 없는 것인가. 저 먹방이라는 문화 홍보에 감탄을 함께할 자는 없다는 것인가.

  85. karr

    karrIl y a jour

    "But your lifestyle choices do matter. For yourself and for others." We do not need meat, nor any other animal products to be healthy. Because of this, my choice is to let animals live and to go vegan.

  86. Solomon Mudaliyar

    Solomon MudaliyarIl y a 2 jours

    This an request to create a video about our brain work.

  87. MusicWolf 927

    MusicWolf 927Il y a 2 jours

    forgot mercury poisoning 4 fish. eating too much fish can cause mercury poisoning

  88. Basile Lacave

    Basile LacaveIl y a 2 jours

    Can you guys make a video about sleep?

  89. Croz Raven

    Croz RavenIl y a 2 jours

    basically a balanced diet FTW

  90. Hayalet Surat

    Hayalet SuratIl y a 2 jours

    I m hungry

  91. jimcle mctson

    jimcle mctsonIl y a 2 jours

    So if I got this correctly, it’s bad for you but also it isn’t bad but also you could eat less or not at all or you can kill animals who want to live with out mistreating them? One more question: How do you kill anyone and not mistreat them at the same time?

  92. blarg bob

    blarg bobIl y a 2 jours

    i wouldn't take anything the w.h.o put out seriously they say we have to now adjust to living with large outbreaks of diseases like ebola to become apart of everyday life, and also the people that put gaming addiction as a mental disorder and declassified thinking you are a man or women when you are the other as not. so yeah not going to take them for their words.

  93. go commit breathe 21% oxygen

    go commit breathe 21% oxygenIl y a 2 jours


  94. fellow brawler

    fellow brawlerIl y a 2 jours

    I am vegetarian

  95. Noah Arnold

    Noah ArnoldIl y a 21 heure

    @fellow brawler nothing it should be a joke but yeah

  96. fellow brawler

    fellow brawlerIl y a 21 heure

    @Noah Arnold what do you mean

  97. Noah Arnold

    Noah ArnoldIl y a 21 heure

    The doctor will came in a few minutes

  98. Grey the Wolf

    Grey the WolfIl y a 2 jours

    Kurzgesagt: ~makes a video~ Also Kurzgesagt: *”WE’LL EXPLAIN THIS IN 20 OTHER VIDEOS.”*

  99. Reginreivu

    ReginreivuIl y a 2 jours

    lotta vegans down here

  100. Steve Denny

    Steve DennyIl y a 2 jours

    I hardly eat meat cause it's expensive but when I do it's chicken or fish

  101. nicocharm

    nicocharmIl y a 2 jours

    This video is the reason I decided to stop eating meat.

  102. Chase Wulff

    Chase WulffIl y a 2 jours

    5:06 - 5:17

  103. Landon Burnett

    Landon BurnettIl y a 2 jours

    I’ve been a big fan for a while I created this FRreporter account just to subscribe to your account I really agree with all your videos and you make excellent points keep up the good work it’s really easy to tell is it a lot of work went into this and other videos

  104. PutridFoe 65

    PutridFoe 65Il y a 2 jours

    The way he says “vitamin” really bothers me. •~• Like at 1:42

  105. Loosecat 56

    Loosecat 56Il y a 2 jours

    Healthy, happy animals means healthy meat. Healthy meat means healthy, happy humans. I can't speak for chicken, but for cows at least check to see if the brand you buy from uses Temple Grandin's method of "dunking" and other such handling of the cows. 50% of America's butchering plants use it and it keeps the animals happier with their lives until the day they die by tapping into their natural herding instincts.

  106. Soreign

    SoreignIl y a 2 jours

    What should we eat the days we're not having meat?

  107. dahbul ki

    dahbul kiIl y a 2 jours

    rice, beans, bread, pizza without meat on it, other shit.

  108. Soreign

    SoreignIl y a 2 jours

    I eat meat in a daily basis. If it ain't got meat in it, it's not a meal, just a snack.

  109. AJ Dragon

    AJ DragonIl y a 2 jours

    Hi, Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell, what would really happen if all of the ice in the polar caps was to melt? Would the ocean levels go up or down, I know water expands when if freezes, so wouldn't that mean the oceans would go down?

  110. Joseph Smith

    Joseph SmithIl y a 2 jours

    Two to three servings of meat per week. The science is probably right...but I will admit I probably won't do it. I tend not to eat processed meat but I eat some kind of animal product at least once per day and thoroughly enjoy it.

  111. Violet Anderson

    Violet AndersonIl y a 2 jours


  112. zain

    zainIl y a 2 jours

    I’m disappointed that Kurzgesagt decided to largely push the industry line rather than the facts about meat, and it’s detrimental effects on health, animals and the environment.

  113. Daniel Esparza

    Daniel EsparzaIl y a 2 jours

    Can you guys do a video on Nanotechnology and what it will be like in the future?

  114. Adrian Frandsen

    Adrian FrandsenIl y a jour

    They kinda already touched on aspects on this in a lot of different other videos. One great example is designer babies