In the USA alone we drink around $350m worth of almond milk every single year, and the market has been growing at a rapid rate for many years now.
Part of this growth is down to the claim that milk-alternatives are healthier and better for you than the diary equivalent.
With sales and awareness booming, many women are now asking if drinking almond milk will make your breasts bigger – but is this actually true?
There is no scientific evidence to suggest almond milk will increase the size of your breasts, and while it does contain phytoestrogens, the link between phytoestrogens and breast growth is unclear.
Let’s take a look at the subject of whether drinking almond milk can make your boobs bigger in more detail.
What Is Inside Almond Milk?
The first place to start is by looking at what exactly is inside a carton.
An eight-ounce (one cup) serving of unsweetened almond milk contains:
- Calories: 40
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fat: 3 grams
- Carbohydrates: 2 grams
- Fiber: 1 gram
- Sugar: Less than 1 gram
Depending on the brand and if the milk has been fortified (the process of adding extra minerals and vitamins), almond milk can be a good source of:
Who Do People Claim Almond Milk Increases Breast Size?
What makes some people believe almond milk can make your breasts grow bigger is the presence of phytoestrogens within the product.
This is probably not a word you have heard before, but phytoestrogens are best described as estrogen-like compounds derived from plants.
What makes the presence of phytoestrogens interesting is that some people (especially the manufacturers of breast enhancement supplements) believe phytoestrogens can enhance breast growth.
Does Almond Milk Make Your Breasts Bigger?
As we saw above, there is no denying that almonds are a source of phytoestrogens, which is a compound that supplement manufacturers often claim can make make your boobs grow bigger.
However, whether phytoestrogens intake actually affects breast density is unclear.
This is because as with any health claim, studies need to be carried out in order to prove or certify the link or association between the two.
And because there are no studies that link increased phytoestrogen consumption to increase breast size, there is scientific evidence to prove that almond milk makes your breasts bigger.
It’s also worth noting that around 75% of the phytoestrogen in almonds is said to belong to a class known as lignans, which actually have a weaker and less impactful affect than estrogen that is naturally produced by our bodies.
Another interesting (and surprising) thing to be aware of is that almond milk does not actually contain very much almond content at all.
In fact, the typical carton or bottle that we buy from the grocery store contains only a mere 2% of almonds.
The rest is made up of water and added vitamins, minerals, thickening agents and sweeteners.
It’s therefore no surprise that experts state that while almond milk does contains some of the same benefits as almonds, in general, the nutrient levels in the milk are significantly lower than tat or raw almonds.
So to sum up, does drinking almond milk actually make your breasts bigger?
Although many of us would love this simple hack to be true, unfortunately it’s false, and consuming it is unlikely to help your breasts grow or increase your breast size.
Almond milk, and particularly almonds, contain lots of nutrients that are good for your body and have many health benefits.
But given how low the actual almond content is in most store-bought milk (around 2%), and that there is no proven link between phytoestrogens and breast growth, drinking one, two or even three cups a day will not increase the size of your boobs.