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Low-GI Biryani And Pizzas That Taste As Good As They’re Healthy

NTUC Foodfare & Temasek Polytechnic collaborate to launch low Glycemic Index (GI), halal-certified meals

Photo: NTUC Foodfare

What's low Glycemic Index (GI) and why does it matter?

If you're not diabetic, this could be a non-issue for you.

But for diabetics, the need to keep their sugar level stable is highly determined by GI values, which refer to the rate at which different foods raise a person's blood sugar level.

As such, they are encouraged to consume low-GI foods. For everyone else, including low-GI foods in your diet can help to lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Recently, NTUC Foodfare and some students at Temasek Polytechnic (TP) have collaborated to launch a series of Healthier Choice, low Glycemic Index (GI), halal-certified meals that will benefit Singaporeans across all age groups.

These co-created dishes were built upon nutrition guidelines, while ensuring that taste and appearance wasn't compromised.

We tasted four of the items and here's our verdict:

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3. Mexican Chicken 6” Pizza

We’re not quite sure how Mexican this is, but the pizza features classic toppings like red and green capsicum, minced meat and a copious amount of cheese. The taste reminded me of my childhood and was pretty enjoyable.

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