Well, the short answer is yes, in fact, protein is a must for everyone.
The misconceptions arise due to the heavily concentrated protein powder brands available in the market. And these products due to marketing gimmicks try and prove that only these powders have protein.
Well, the definition of Protein in short is – "Any food that has nine essential amino acids", Since food from animal sources like milk, chicken, eggs, and fish already have these nine essential amino acids, the misconception is further aggravated by stating that plant sources are not complete protein.
Yes, Most plant sources lack one or two essential amino acids, but a combination of two or more vegetarian sources completes the amino acid profile. For example a combination of Almond and Garbanzo beans, a combination of rice and peas, or a combination of Almond and flaxseed, and similarly there are numerous other combinations.
Now let me explain in detail regarding a plant-based protein health drink that has Almond, Flaxseed, oats, turmeric etc., since in recent years, the shift towards healthier and more sustainable dietary choices has led many families to consider plant-based options for their children.