God I detest that word..... define unnatural.
you might have noticed i put the word in quote marks...because yes, while i think the protein in powders, drinks, and bars are okay for you, i just happen think their delivery is less than ideal.
i am a firm believer in erring on the side of eating foods that haven't been overly processed...that is, foods that look closest to what they looked like in their un-processed (dare i say it..."natural") state.
and yes, cottage cheese and boxed serials are "processed" to some degree...but they aren't stuffed inside a 3"x5" rectangle or condensed into a powder. to me, i would rather eat fish, chicken, turkey, and other lean meats, and veggies, and eggs and dairy rather than eating their equivalents processed to look nothing like they used to look.
you seem a little defensive about this. really, you can eat protein shakes all you like. i choose to limit my intake of them for the reasons i mentioned.
just because i'm gay and should bristle every time someone uses the argument from Nature against being gay, doesn't mean i should eat sugar frosted flakes or twinkies just because they are "natural" in the sense that they exist in the time/space continuum. that logic seems flawed to me...but it could be just me...