Thanks to Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org fame, there’s a challenging pH test. As per his instructions, you can actually check your pH by urinating into a toilet bowl filled with the deep purple water produced from boiled purple cabbage. Yes, purple cabbage. It’s a fun way to test your pH if you are able to look at it with a childlike, humorous fascination of just how incredible the human body is and will forever be.
You can also avoid the “heated” danger from boiling cabbage by blending some raw purple cabbage and water in a mixer. Then you strain the liquid of solids before pouring it into the toilet bowl, creating purple-colored water to relieve yourself.
Then it’s time for the test. If you urinate into the deep purple and the water stays purple, you and your urine are acidic. If the toilet bowl goes pink, it’s really acidic. In other words, you failed the cabbage test. If you are not reducing your acid load as you age, it contributes to weakened kidney function and progressively shrinking muscle mass.
So what you really want to see is the purple cabbage water turn a healthy shade of blue. Blue means your urine is alkaline and that you are doing the right thing by your body: ingesting enough green leafy vegetables. From the AIM perspective, it also means you are taking greens such as BarleyLife or LeafGreens, which supplement your green-vegetable intake and support healthy aging.
Dr. Greger also mentions that there is a boring way to test the acidity or alkalinity of your urine: pH test strips. At this point, it is time to tear a strip off the good doctor because AIM pH test strips are actually a far simpler way of accurately testing the acidity or alkalinity of your urine (or saliva for that matter) especially when compared to grinding up a perfectly edible and nutritious vegetable like purple cabbage and pouring it into the toilet. AIM pH test strips allow you to easily measure your pH without any messy vegetables in the toilet.
Whether you choose the simplicity of pH test strips or the purple-cabbage-in-the-toilet-bowl challenge, testing your pH is a worthwhile endeavor in the effort to monitor your body’s state of health.
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