Testing Your Diet with Pee & Purple Cabbage Updated on October 21, 2019 By William Clement 100 Comments By William Clement 100 Comments FruitLove October 11, 2013 I just posted test video on this as well.. funny stuff 🙂 How do you respond in video format for this video? weird.. I have seen it on other channels i thought. Reply furyofbongos October 12, 2013 Arguably the best channel on YouTube. Reply AstralStorm October 12, 2013 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. Reply OptimumHealthCafe October 14, 2013 i need to try this Reply Lani Gallagher October 15, 2013 Furyofbongos you rock! I second your motion as he speaks the truth Reply Logan Quinn October 16, 2013 But the water in my bowl is already Twitter blue, when I pee it turns chartreuse (web #7FFF00) Reply Wardie Ward October 18, 2013 Maybe Jimi Hendrix was confused with his purple haze 'up in my brain' when it was actually in his toilet bowl. Notwithstanding, great video. Reply summer v October 18, 2013 veg heads ftw (: Reply cataria October 19, 2013 cabbage, when science can be fun 🙂 Reply veganminstrel October 21, 2013 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. Reply TPQ1980 October 23, 2013 I just love this guy's voice. Reply LeedsSTL October 25, 2013 Pee in the blender. Ta Da! Reply Hogwash1-29 October 26, 2013 mine went blue too =) fruit and veg forever Reply Yellow Chevron October 26, 2013 The lil kid in me just can't wait to try this! Reply Melissa B November 16, 2013 The saying "You learn something new everyday" was never truer. I can't wait to try this! Reply eccoboy November 18, 2013 No color change for me. I eat 1-2 pounds of dark green leaves per week for 10 years. Reply Raw Viking December 7, 2013 I've GOT to try this! 🙂 Reply housney warne December 24, 2013 Everyone has the priceless ability to bulk up–but very few actually use it. Go Google Morsch Muscle Madness and discover how to utilize your gift. Reply killer59325 January 16, 2014 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? Reply killer59325 January 16, 2014 To further complicate matters, the PH tester I am using indicates 6 should be a solid yellow color, not purple. Anyone? Reply nonchalantd January 30, 2014 fun home toilet test Reply Yositl Silva February 15, 2014 woww this is a keeper! Reply PacificJoe February 17, 2014 Okay I tried this and have a question. How much (volume) of the purple cabbage water do you pour into the urine? First time, I poured so much it just stayed dark purple. 1 cup? 1/2 cup? Reply LiLi Kathleen Bright February 18, 2014 AWESOME! Reply acerdise February 19, 2014 Why can't he narrate in a matter-of-fact tone instead of attempting to sound melodramatic? It is off-putting. I rather read the text if there's the alternative. Reply mark31069s February 22, 2014 Great info! Reply Justgivemethetruth March 7, 2014 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? Reply Mike Nestle May 11, 2014 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? Reply Han Boetes May 11, 2014 So… eating meat is bad for building muscles. Who would have thought. Thanks for your insights Dr. Greger! Reply I Went Vegan May 14, 2014 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. Reply vulturnuszan July 17, 2014 that's awesome, I'm so trying this little experiment… Reply mega4s1000 August 30, 2014 I like it when Dr Greger says "gorgeous purple". Reply Tony R. September 5, 2014 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? Reply Jodie Hosey October 10, 2014 Totally doing this for myself and fun science experiment for the kids! Reply lightdark00 December 14, 2014 I was hoping to change the color of the urine coming out to judge things. Blue urine? Sign me up! Reply U WUT M8? January 6, 2015 One problem with this test is: How much of the liquid do we pour in? All of it? sum of it? bit by bit? Reply Richard Turner February 13, 2015 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 🙂 Reply Hizner February 13, 2015 Time to blend some purple cabbage… For Science!!! Reply Evange April 4, 2015 "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? Reply Andrew B January 5, 2016 Yay I peed blue! Look's like a 7.5er to me Reply acerimmeh January 8, 2016 Will it work if I pee straight in the saucepan while it's boiling? Reply Kayleigh Nadin February 6, 2016 superlike Reply Andrew Perry February 7, 2016 Fantastic video thank you so much! Reply pierrot monami March 6, 2016 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) Reply Anders Mouse March 8, 2016 My urine turned blue fuck yeah Reply johnny102marvin March 30, 2016 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 ?? Reply Aris Psaltis April 2, 2016 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? Reply Dark Vctry May 29, 2016 So eating alkaline foods will increase Serum alkaline levels too ? From what I'm gathering this only increase urine and saliva. Reply Cosmic kitty June 14, 2016 Omg I want to try! Vegan almost one year and vegetarian before that so I should have some decent results. Reply Harry P June 15, 2016 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 🙂 time to pee!! Reply Alex C July 4, 2016 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! Reply Bananas Aren't Raw July 11, 2016 gotta try the purple cabbage. Fiber Reply brutalbeetle July 13, 2016 Amino acids found in meat such as arginine are also used to excrete uric acid from the body =/ Reply Hailey Ashton August 24, 2016 looks like peanuts are quite acidic Reply June ribaldi August 29, 2016 Yes. Reply Random September 4, 2016 Does it work with Chicoree too? It's got the same color. Reply kannonball October 7, 2016 I will eat the purple cabbage, and pee on the litmus paper. Reply Fernando Miralles Delgado November 23, 2016 great info, but the video its soo borring Reply RoterAffe November 27, 2016 i eat a lot of Beetroot so my urin is often slightly pink in color Reply Gatto Trash March 16, 2017 Ooooh ! I know what to do with my homemade natural food colouring that I forgot in the fridge for months !! Reply Lee Hill March 30, 2017 What if your pee goes dark blue like a 10. Are you then too alkaline and how do we fix this? Reply Exotic Parallel April 8, 2017 Im about to go try this Il let you know what color my urine was! Reply goku April 30, 2017 So… blue pee is good? Reply Earthling Adam June 3, 2017 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? Reply harry viking June 4, 2017 very interesting…will absolutely try this… Reply Nitsan Simantov June 5, 2017 love your videos 🙂 Reply The Vegan Alien June 26, 2017 It was between an 8 and a 9, is that good? Reply Mozie Bitf June 29, 2017 I'd love to do this science experiment but I can't stand the thought of wasting a beautiful piece of cabbage. Reply dixcreative July 3, 2017 Maybe we can just pee on the whites of the cabbage Reply izeizei July 20, 2017 I peed straight into my blender! Is it ok? Reply izeizei July 20, 2017 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! :))) Reply My Thoughts September 3, 2017 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 Reply Amy Chanel October 10, 2017 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. Reply RunAMuckGirl2 December 25, 2017 Any thoughts on using baking soda to increase your body's alkaline level? Reply Karlstens January 13, 2018 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… Reply Full Time Vegan In Ohio February 28, 2018 So does the current ph of the water in toilet or tap matter? I think our water is 8.2 Reply Bethesda Boy April 6, 2018 How much purple cabage do I have to eat for my pee to naturally be blue? That is the real question. Reply Carsten Schop May 3, 2018 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, didn´t feel well afterwards. also don´t most good gut bakteria prefer slightly acidic ph levels ? Reply For all May 29, 2018 You are awesome. God bless you. Reply LIFE STARTS NOW June 6, 2018 Dark blue for me! Reply Peter Faber June 23, 2018 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. Reply Geulez loves Dragons June 28, 2018 What if your urine is clear or mostly clear? Isn't that an indication of ph balance? Reply Mr. Earth July 2, 2018 I just put a purple cabbage in the freeze to make cabbage rolls. time to pull it back out. Reply LIFE STARTS NOW July 5, 2018 Wow, mine was DARK blue! Amazing. Reply Daren D July 25, 2018 Has anyone found the most comprehensive food guide pH scale/chart/thing online? Reply Tracey M July 30, 2018 lol Reply yaggle fraggle August 31, 2018 So protein will make me lose muscle unless I eat tums with it. Got it. Reply Adam 3d September 9, 2018 Can I boil it in the toilet bowl using a sous-vide method then pee in it? Reply sooooooooDark September 23, 2018 if ur pee is alcalineu r doing something wrongit needs to feel like (at least diluted) vinegar so u know they r filtering lymphotherwise u r holding onto a lot of gunk Reply SirTristan October 2, 2018 VEG bs Reply Char Covelesky October 10, 2018 What if your water is very alkaline, wouldn't that affect results? Reply Abel Zamudio October 30, 2018 In any case… Just eat dark green leafy veggies and all will be good. Reply Debra Shapiro November 30, 2018 Quorn is vegetarian not vegan (it has egg in it!). Reply Florin Necula December 1, 2018 Yaay, experiment time 😂😂😁😁 Reply AurochsReborn December 3, 2018 8 or 9 to my eyes. Happy 😉 Reply Laila Ali February 8, 2019 that was fun to do . Reply Syris of Lemuria February 26, 2019 That method of pH measurement is pretty fascinating : D Reply Bonnie Mullen March 30, 2019 Love this science experment♥️ I love purple cabbage😘 I eat it all the time in Marcus recipes Spicy Tye Cabbage, book love on a plate, inspired by Cara Brotman💑👙💃🕺🍌🍏🍉🍎🍑🍑🍆🍐🍇🍓🥝🍈🍋🍋🥝🥒🥑🍆🍅🥗🥗🥗🥗🍲🍵🥂 Reply Alexis Dimes April 12, 2019 What about green? Hahah Reply Andrew Schaefer May 9, 2019 Oh yeah, the kids are going to have a blast with this one! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.