Does almond milk bind you up?

Answered on May 20, 2018
Created September 22, 2011 at 9:10 PM

I just had a really hard stool, very uncharacteristic since this diet. I've been drinking almond milk lately. Is that what did it? Anybody wanna corroborate?


It's "almond dream" brand.

Edit number two (no pun intended):

It's "almond breeze"


on August 12, 2015
at 11:29 PM

I am so happy i found out that others were having problems after taking almond milk. I was only taking it for a few weeks & wow rabbit pellets built up badly.  went on your site & read others with the same problem. Will stop it & let you know what happens. WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!


on November 29, 2014
at 08:23 PM

Thanks trying to up beta caryrophyllene in my diet, I upped almond milk times 4 from what I used to use and found through this post and other comments, yep, that's the problem.  Does anyone know if the oil extract does the same?



on November 29, 2014
at 08:23 PM

Thanks trying to up beta caryrophyllene in my diet, I upped almond milk times 4 from what I used to use and found through this post and other comments, yep, that's the problem.  Does anyone know if the oil extract does the same?



on April 27, 2014
at 05:42 AM

N, not with me, I'm drinking a glass right now



on September 22, 2011
at 10:28 PM

Yes soak almonds minimum of 4 hours. I usually soak them overnight.



on September 22, 2011
at 10:23 PM

Danielle, just to add to your comment, you recommend soaking the almonds first, and then using fresh water to blend, correct? Thanks!



on September 22, 2011
at 09:52 PM

Sorry, I'm the exact opposite. Silk's PureAlmond chocolate flavor has become my "can't go go-to" LOL



on September 22, 2011
at 09:42 PM

I wouldn't be surprised. Any boxed milk substitutes are filled up with nasty chemicals and additives. Make your own, it's easy: 1 cup almonds, 4 cups water, put in your blender, blend for a couple minutes, strain through a cheesecloth, nut milk bag, or old t shirt, voila nut milk.

  • 93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

    asked by

  • Views
  • Last Activity
    58D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

15 Answers


on March 16, 2014
at 04:38 AM

Yes, period.

Some people metabolize it better than others.

I am as regular as all can be. Have been as long as I can remember. Never firm, always soft.

In an attempt to better regulate my glucose,weight and carbs I switched to Almond milk 3 weeks ago.

I eat 2 Hamburger pattys a day, 2 strips of bacon, 2 slices of cheese, 3-6 bottles of water, 25-40 Cashews and 1 quart of Almond milk. I use the Almond milk with OH YEAH protein vanilla cream shakes.

The only difference to the above and me 6 weeks ago was changing from 2% milk to Almond milk.

Now, I am struggling with passing what feel like a subaru...every 3 days. I am no longer regular and I am HORRIBLY firm when trying. Painful, causing bleeding and minimal amounts coming out.

Yes, I am a firm believer in that Almond milk is the culprit. With that said i use unsweetened almond milk. Not sure if that is the issue or not, but sweetened has more carbs and sugar than 2%

I have downed 8 Ducolax looseners in 3 days with no easing of my issue. I am aware that the average time frame is 4-7 days so I will bear this for another 5 days before resorting to magnesium citrate, which I know will clean the pipes out so aggressively that you feel like your intestines are going to come free.

I am biting the bullet and doing my best, but I do reiterate, Almond Milk is a big yes for some, if not most, people. Regardless of what several doctors have stated....without the knowledge of any actual study having ever been done.


on September 28, 2013
at 05:01 PM

@BCPphd. "Ridiculously constipated" is right. While I usually get results in 24 hours, it took days and days of eating fresh Brussels sprouts, raw spinach and tons of high fiber to get unblocked. The only new thing in my diet was using ALMOND MILK--over my usual high fiber Kashi cereal--everyday for 2-3 weeks. (Silk brand almond milk in my case.) I avoided it all this week and am back to normal. Really appreciate the dialogue. Now I don't have to second guess myself. TKDmed



on December 28, 2014
at 01:17 AM

I had organic almond milk from whole foods last night with Koshi wheat cereal. I have been bottled up for 24 hours and it's driving me crazy.

My plumbing has been working perfectly until I started drinking almond milk again. It must be the culprit!

if it's true? Very disappointing as I'm trying to cut down dairy products and I do not want to grow a woman's boobs by drinking soy milk. 


on December 11, 2014
at 12:47 AM

I drink unsweetened almond milk because I stopped drinking dairy. I will stop drinking it for a while because I am passing sheep droppings which are causing straining, and its the only think I can think of that might make a difference. Thanks everyone for the info.


on November 10, 2014
at 03:37 AM

I had been using soy milk for about four years but I thought that I would try almond milk.  The past two weeks I have been passing rabbit pills.  :P  I definitely believe that the almond milk has made me constipated.  I will be going back to soy milk.


on April 26, 2014
at 07:41 PM

Would coconut milk be a better option? My disabled child has been drinking Almond Breeze lately and his constipation is so much worse--even with Miralax! Thanks for this topic!


on August 23, 2013
at 02:12 PM

Glad to hear this (not YOUR constipation, but the dialogue). I've been ridiculously constipated for the past few weeks and the only thing I could think of was almond milk that I had recently begun to use. It got even worse when I use some almond milk in the evening to make a smoothie. Glad to hear somebody else has the same theory; I'll try leaving it alone! Dr. P.


on September 23, 2011
at 01:43 AM

Nuts in general can make you constipated. Dropping nuts from my diet solved that problem for me.



on September 22, 2011
at 10:06 PM

Many boxed almond milks and other non-dairy milks have added controversial emulsifiers (ie: carrageenan or different stabilizing gums) and synthetic vitamin D2 for fortification. Try eliminating it for a few days and make sure to drink plenty of lemon water, and see if that helps.

Good luck! :)


on May 20, 2018
at 02:28 AM

My daughter also has the same problem with binding up and she drinks Almond milk all the time so we are going to stop to see if it helps. 


on September 18, 2016
at 03:35 PM

I am SOOOOO glad I found this question and answers. I have been going crazy trying to figure out why I got constipated all of a sudden. Hoping it is just the Almond Milk and that the problem will correct if I quit drinking it. Has anyone tried the organic rice/chia milk? It doesn't have all of those weird fillers. 


on August 19, 2016
at 09:02 PM

My shit is so hurtin that I think I'm on opioids and need Movanta


on December 12, 2014
at 03:02 PM

I would suggest that before deciding if a new food is making you feel bad, make sure that it is not the additives on it. As someone mentioned before, STABILISERS or THICKENERS (such CARRAGEENAN, xanthan gum, maltodextrin, ...) and SWEETENERS (aspartam, sorbitol, ...) are normally the responsibles in making us feeling bloated, constipated, ... Since I realised this through having a very bad experience myself with CARRAGEENAN, I started to carefully read labels and you would be surprised that it can be found from normal milk, to organic yogurts, soya milk, almond milk, cream cheese, packed turkey breast, soft drinks, etc. This will help to not missjudge any food as it has happened with many people that felt bad with milk and thought they were lactose intolerants when what it was harming them was the additives to the milk to make it "nicer" looking.



on April 27, 2014
at 07:39 AM

OK - so, for those of us at the other end of the spectrum (prone to constant looseness) would almond milk act to correct things, do you think?


on August 23, 2013
at 05:17 PM

I drink Almond milk daily and I haven't experienced these issues.

Just my two cents :)

Answer Question

Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!