Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

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  • Published on:  Sunday, June 9, 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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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

     3 months ago +1486

    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.

  • Spiders, Inc.

    Spiders, Inc.

     3 hours ago

    I want to see a video of My Big Hairy Nuts - In A Nutshell

  • Vivia Santos

    Vivia Santos

     8 hours ago

    Seria melhor se fosse legendado em português

  • DJ KAI

    DJ KAI

     12 hours ago

    1 Portuguese eats around 300 g meat per day.... not me for sure....

  • Meme Gaming

    Meme Gaming

     13 hours ago

    If you eat fresh meat it's better

  • Bruised Champions

    Bruised Champions

     20 hours ago +1

    ViTehMen SeE

  • rikku Jason

    rikku Jason

     23 hours ago

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

  • Somecursedspinelimage


     yesterday +1

    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



    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


    Basically we evolved eating cooked meat?


  • Deadly Skill15

    Deadly Skill15


    2:20 CUZZINZZ

  • Matt Weger

    Matt Weger


    7kg of meat a week

  • C D

    C D


    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

     yesterday +1

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

  • Emmalyn Phillips

    Emmalyn Phillips

     2 days ago

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

  • avery baxter

    avery baxter

     2 days ago

    Live life to its fullest

  • avery baxter

    avery baxter

     2 days ago

    The way he says vitamin triggers me

  • David Baer

    David Baer

     2 days ago +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?

  • Joseph Kenny

    Joseph Kenny

     2 days ago +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


     2 days ago +2

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