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article imageDoctors roast Jamie Oliver's latest cook book

By Miriam Mannak     Jan 2, 2012 in Food
A team of physicians has slammed Jamie Oliver's latest cook book, claiming the notorious Big Mac is a healthier option than some of the Naked Chef's creations.
30 Minute Meals might sound like the perfect literature for busy bees who would like to eat healthily and don't want to depend on take-aways and microwave meals. In reality you might be better off eating hamburgers and other convenience foods.
According to a panel of physicians some of the meals in Oliver's latest creation aare not as healthy as one would believe. On the contrary.
The meat ball sandwich recipe in particular has caused a bit of a stir among the panel of doctors who belong to the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine.
The scientists claim that this sandwich, which contains ground beef, pancetta, Jarlsberg cheese and ciabatta bread, contains more fat than a Big Mac and more than double the calories, cholesterol, sodium and saturated fat. They dubbed it one of the year's most dangerous recipes.
'Jamie Oliver has done some very good things with regard to highlighting problems with school dinners and fast food. But some of the recipes in his book are higher in fat and sodium and than the processed stuff," spokeswoman Susan Levin was quoted in the Daily Mail newspaper saying. 'They are laden with cream, coconut milk, butter and red meat.'
As a result 30 Minute Meals has been classified as one of the five worst cook books of 2011. The verdict comes as a shock to some: Oliver for the past years has been on the forefront of the struggle for healthier schools meals in the United Kingdom and the fight against obesity.
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