Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

  • Published on:  Sunday, June 9, 2019
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

     11 days ago

    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:

  • pratibha pratibha

     5 minutes ago

    Can you make a video on 3D HOLOGRAM.......

  • 蔡徐坤

     16 hours ago

    @Heather Dyett I hate to say this, but you are bringing your personal opinion into the debate. While there certainly is negative health effect, meat should be a staple part of our daily meal. While from a brain health point of view, meat should be avoided at all cost, but from an athlete's point of view, meat is essential. There is no right and wrong in this debate. It truly is that Moderate consume of meat is not unhealthy.

  • NyanGelato Crazy-Eyes

     11 days ago

    Every Kurzgesagt video:-Facts -Scares you-Then calms you down-Add birds

  • Alex Banman

     15 hours ago

    @elgroxo OMG SO TRUE. <3

  • 0824molo


    -add sausage bird

  • Johnny Hoffman

     8 days ago

    People love hearing good news about their bad habits.

  • Kiritsugu Emiya

     34 minutes ago

    @Oloko Meu Typical troll, you did not prove anything. You're telling something wrong without actually giving any reasonable answer. You're just pulling out jests and nothing more. Let's be realistic boy, you ignored most question and give out random words. If that's what you call an argument, i'm Saladin.

  • ZaqueHunzahua

     11 hours ago

    @Caramel Johnson you wanna end the effects of human activity on the environment? Then take a gun and blow up your head. Because that's the only way you will stop using resources and stop contaminating the environment. But I guess you're too cowards to stick to your religion till the end...

  • Sam

     7 days ago

    I would like to see a video on cognitive dissonance

  • XDranzer000

     22 hours ago

    Careful, you’d trigger religious people and feminists LOL

  • Kayla Abid



  • Lailah Fofana

     8 days ago

    What about the accumulation of mercury in fish?

  • Lailah Fofana

     an hour ago

    @O Pritchard It was a simple question love. There is no need to be condescending. I didn't ask for specifics. Just wanted to know what some ppl had to say about the risks of mercury in fish.

  • JLHartsock the Conqueror

     an hour ago


  • Alex Alves

     8 days ago

    1: What about the heavy metals contamination and the presence of microplastics in fish and seafood?2: Shouldn't you guys advise about the risks involving the consumption of chicken skin?3: I'm pretty sure a lot of people would like to hear about the added hormones and pesticides present in meat.

  • G. H


    @Corbeau animal products aren't healthy. They cause disease. Plants can offset it but its still bad.

  • Roxanne Blair

     2 days ago

    These videos are obviously going to be lacking in details due to the medium. They want to reach as many people as possible, the more they add to the video the longer it is, and the less people who want to watch the entire thing. They have many other videos in the works relating to food health, so the most we can do is ask for a video in fish.

  • Atomas X

     11 days ago

    Humans: Fish is the best meatMicroplastics: I'm about to ruin this man's whole career

  • Lincoln Turtle


    @MyName Jeff at this point I'll let you choose.

  • MyName Jeff


    @Lincoln Turtle Can't tell if stupid or trolling at this point...

  • Drunk Mathematician who invented The Mile

     4 days ago

    Kurzesagt : Makes video about meat.Birds in video : Nervously sweating

  • Rivz09

     2 days ago

    Birds: *chuckles* I'm in danger

  • Fatih Sönmez

     6 days ago

    "...your lifestyle choices do matter. For yourself and for OTHERS"

  • Sean Andrei Castro


    @ImANightmare ah ok tnx

  • ImANightmare


    @Sean Andrei Castro I think its referring to your choices to eat less meat help your own health and the environment which helps others :)

  • John Doe

     8 days ago

    scientific papers say that the inuit had bad cardiovascular health.

  • Zishan Syed

     37 minutes ago

    yeah but vegetarians would have worst health outcomes in the same environment and vegans would fail to survive. Not to mention, the environmental harm and cost of importing enough plant based food to remote parts of Northern Canada and Alaska. Vegans will die fast, vegetarians a little slower. So what does your white supremacist complex tell you to say now? Should we continue what your forefathers did and continue to force the First nations and indigenous peoples off their ancestral lands today too? Sh...

  • hemorrhoids


    No one is denying outside factors occur, however you muddying the waters with your anecdotal claims, denialism and bias creates confusion around the subject