Quick: can you name a food that bumps up blood sugar? Some examples are white pasta and white rice. White bread is another example. Here is another question - Can you name a food that may lower diabetes risk? You may be surprised to learn that pasta, bread, and rice may be correct answers, with a caveat.
Unlike sugars and starches, fiber does not pile on the calories and spiking your blood sugar. Instead, fiber benefits can include stabilizing blood sugar, lowering cholesterol levels, and improving digestion. With all those benefits of fiber, it is unfortunate that the average American consumes barely half the recommended amount of 28 grams per day for a 2,000-calorie diet.