Testing Your Diet with Pee & Purple Cabbage


  1. I just posted test video on this as well.. funny stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ How do you respond in video format for this video? weird.. I have seen it on other channels i thought.

  2. Arguably the best channel on YouTube.

  3. Is it? Are you counting per calorie or per volume? If per calorie then the statement is true, because it contains about 35% fat, lots of it being animal fat.

    "Based" does not mean "solely consists of".
    Of course the diet is also rich in refined sugars and starches, limited in other nutrients. (most of them phytonutrients)
    Hamburgers, chicken, fries and soda are typical items and are quite deadly. Half are mainly animal products.

  4. i need to try this

  5. Furyofbongos you rock! I second your motion as he speaks the truth

  6. But the water in my bowl is already Twitter blue, when I pee it turns chartreuse (web #7FFF00)

  7. Maybe Jimi Hendrix was confused with his purple haze 'up in my brain' when it was actually in his toilet bowl. Notwithstanding, great video.

  8. veg heads ftw (:

  9. cabbage, when science can be fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. The purple cabbage water turned my toilet bowl water blue before i even urinated in it. For a more accurate result, don't do this test in a toilet bowl.

  11. I just love this guy's voice.

  12. Pee in the blender. Ta Da!

  13. mine went blue too =) fruit and veg forever

  14. The lil kid in me just can't wait to try this!

  15. The saying "You learn something new everyday" was never truer. I can't wait to try this!

  16. No color change for me.ย  I eat 1-2 pounds of dark green leaves per week for 10 years.

  17. I've GOT to try this! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. OK, this was really interesting, so I decided to try it. Instead of using cabbage, I simply used a PH tester, took a sample of my urine, and tested it. The color turned out orange-ish. I do not see that color on this video's spectrum. The PH tester indicated this was in the 5 range, yet this video indicates 5 should be a pink color. According to this video, the orange color exhibited most closely resembles the 11 range. I am thoroughly confused. Can anyone shed light?

  20. To further complicate matters, the PH tester I am using indicates 6 should be a solid yellow color, not purple. Anyone?

  21. fun home toilet test

  22. woww this is a keeper!ย 

  23. Okay I tried this and have a question.ย  How much (volume) of the purple cabbage water do you pour into the urine?ย  First time, I poured so much it just stayed dark purple. 1 cup? 1/2 cup?

  24. AWESOME!

  25. Why can't he narrate in a matter-of-fact tone instead of attempting to sound melodramatic? ย It is off-putting. I rather read the text if there's the alternative.

  26. Great info!

  27. Forget the kids …. I will have a lot of fun testing this out!

    BUT … yes, what are the proportions, how much cabbage juice to how much urine?

  28. But Dude, what about all the farting that happens when you make everybody eat vegetables? A room filled with feasting vegetarians needs a WALL of windows – all open!

    It's hard to believe that a diet which so obviously upsets the average stomach can be so superior to a meat-inclusive diet. Do Vegetarians really live longer – or do they just smell old?

  29. So… eating meat is bad for building muscles. Who would have thought.

    Thanks for your insights Dr. Greger!

  30. The best way to do this test is to pee in a cup and pour a small amount of the cabbage juice into the cup. It turned blue when I did it. I tried this with some vinegar to see if it would turn pink, it did. this test worked great for me, everyone should try this.

  31. that's awesome, I'm so trying this little experiment…

  32. I like it when Dr Greger says "gorgeous purple".

  33. How could milk me acid forming? It contains loads of calcium and potassium…
    According to these pral values milk kefir cheese = 0 and whey = -1.6 so if I make milk kefir (and thus drink the way and eat the 'cheese') it's alkaline forming?

  34. Totally doing this for myself and fun science experiment for the kids!ย 

  35. I was hoping to change the color of the urine coming out to judge things. Blue urine? Sign me up!

  36. One problem with this test is: How much of the liquid do we pour in? All of it? sum of it? bit by bit?ย 

  37. Does this mean that i drink the water from the boiled purple cabbage? I want to have some fun with my doctor the next time she asks for a urine sample heh heh heh heh ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Time to blend some purple cabbage… For Science!!!

  39. "You should use what you probably have right now in your crisper….. purple cabbage."

    You don't know me! You don't know what's in my crisper drawer! checks crisper drawer God damnit! Are you a wizard or something?

  40. Yay I peed blue! Look's like a 7.5er to me

  41. Will it work if I pee straight in the saucepan while it's boiling?

  42. superlike

  43. Fantastic video thank you so much!

  44. loved this, i tried it and it was sky blue (and i eat quite a lot of animal protein, like 180 g beef steak before this test)

  45. My urine turned blue fuck yeah

  46. I understand the science taught on this video about muscle atrophy being caused by a daily meat eating diet as one grows older. I wonder if meat eating also contributes to bone loss as one becomes older ??

  47. Since women have less muscle mass to spend treating acidosis with aging and are more prone to bone loss after 40 is it possible that the theory is correct on women only? Has any study been done only on women?

  48. So eating alkaline foods will increase Serum alkaline levels too ?ย  From what I'm gathering this only increase urine and saliva.

  49. Omg I want to try! Vegan almost one year and vegetarian before that so I should have some decent results.

  50. nice lifehack Dr. G! last year i had uric acid showing in my general medical analysis. ive been vegan for the past 6 months and im curious to see where i stand now ๐Ÿ™‚ time to pee!!

  51. OMG im buying a cabbage tomorrow! I'm vegan and the rest of my family eats meat and my parents are doctors. i hope we can all do this and see the results!

  52. gotta try the purple cabbage. Fiber

  53. Amino acids found in meat such as arginine are also used to excrete uric acid from the body =/

  54. looks like peanuts are quite acidic

  55. Yes.

  56. Does it work with Chicoree too? It's got the same color.

  57. I will eat the purple cabbage, and pee on the litmus paper.

  58. great info, but the video its soo borring

  59. i eat a lot of Beetroot so my urin is often slightly pink in color

  60. Ooooh ! I know what to do with my homemade natural food colouring that I forgot in the fridge for months !!

  61. What if your pee goes dark blue like a 10. Are you then too alkaline and how do we fix this?

  62. Im about to go try this Il let you know what color my urine was!

  63. So… blue pee is good?

  64. Wouldn't you want your urine to be acidic. Metabolic processes produce acidic waste which are filtered out through the kidneys. If urine is acidic that means you are getting rid of acids. If it is base, you are not filtering properly and are holding acidic waste. Is my logic flawed?

  65. very interesting…will absolutely try this…

  66. love your videos ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. It was between an 8 and a 9, is that good?

  68. I'd love to do this science experiment but I can't stand the thought of wasting a beautiful piece of cabbage.

  69. Maybe we can just pee on the whites of the cabbage

  70. I peed straight into my blender! Is it ok?

  71. Why kids? I'm havin' a blast just hearing about it on here! LOL! Can't wait to buy my red cabbage first thing tomorrow! :)))

  72. What should be the ratio between pee and cabbage juice ?
    I think the color will depend a lot by the ratio which was not told.

    Also depends on how much water you drank how much water you used for the cabbage….this test seem unreliable with poor control of the variables

  73. LOVE this. Where I live I can't buy litmus paper and was searching madly on the internet how to figure out the pH of urine else-wise. And voila! there you were. Going to try it today. PS: I always have purple cabbage in the crisper. PPS: Heard about you from the magnificent Kris Carr.

  74. Any thoughts on using baking soda to increase your body's alkaline level?

  75. Never thought the day would come where I'd buy a red cabbage, blend it and pee on it. First time for everything I guess…

  76. So does the current ph of the water in toilet or tap matter? I think our water is 8.2

  77. How much purple cabage do I have to eat for my pee to naturally be blue? That is the real question.

  78. But I read that, when your gut gets too alkaline your reabsorption of ammoniak isveryhigh, wich causes numerus side effeckts, thats why i stopped taking basic powder in the morning, didnยดt feel well afterwards. also donยดt most good gut bakteria prefer slightly acidic ph levels ?

  79. You are awesome. God bless you.

  80. Dark blue for me!

  81. I like this. I eat keto, but with lots of vegetables. In fact, every day we have red cabbage on the dinner table, we eat it raw (mixed with a little bit of maio.)

    This will be a fun experiment.

  82. What if your urine is clear or mostly clear? Isn't that an indication of ph balance?

  83. I just put a purple cabbage in the freeze to make cabbage rolls. time to pull it back out.

  84. Wow, mine was DARK blue! Amazing.

  85. Has anyone found the most comprehensive food guide pH scale/chart/thing online?

  86. lol

  87. So protein will make me lose muscle unless I eat tums with it. Got it.

  88. Can I boil it in the toilet bowl using a sous-vide method then pee in it?

  89. if ur pee is alcaline
    u r doing something wrong
    it needs to feel like (at least diluted) vinegar so u know they r filtering lymph
    otherwise u r holding onto a lot of gunk

  90. VEG bs

  91. What if your water is very alkaline, wouldn't that affect results?

  92. In any case… Just eat dark green leafy veggies and all will be good.

  93. Quorn is vegetarian not vegan (it has egg in it!).

  94. Yaay, experiment time ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  95. 8 or 9 to my eyes. Happy ๐Ÿ˜‰

  96. that was fun to do .

  97. That method of pH measurement is pretty fascinating : D

  98. Love this science expermentโ™ฅ๏ธ I love purple cabbage๐Ÿ˜˜ I eat it all the time in Marcus recipes Spicy Tye Cabbage, book love on a plate, inspired by Cara Brotman๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฅ‚

  99. What about green? Hahah

  100. Oh yeah, the kids are going to have a blast with this one!

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