Seven Totally Common Foods That Help Lower Blood Sugar

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are low in calories and carbs and high in nutrients, such as kale and romaine lettuce.


Berries are rich in fiber, minerals, and antioxidants like carotenoids, vitamin C, and vitamin E. They are also abundant in nutrients, like leafy greens.

Brown Rice

Brown rice, another superfood for fiber lovers, adds heft to the contents of your stomach,

Brown Rice

which makes your digestive system work a little harder to get at the sugars within. This slows the release of sugar into your bloodstream.


A typical morning food that keeps up the whole grain train is oatmeal. A cooked cup of oats has 30 g of carbs and 4 g of fiber.

Black Beans

Legumes, such as beans, are excellent sources of soluble and insoluble fiber. For instance, black beans have no sugar and resistant starch.

Cottage Cheese

There's a reason cottage cheese is popular right now. It's a full protein source with little fats and carbohydrates.


Salmon is a great source of satisfying protein, which breaks down more slowly than fiber. Digestion of protein requires more energy than that of lipids or carbohydrates.