23. Brown Rice
Glycemic Index Rank: 50
As long as you don’t live in Hawaii or Guam, it is not considered strange or unusual to substitute brown for white rice. Brown rice comes in with a Glycemic Index rank of 50 while white rice is high at 87 when it comes down to picking the best option for one’s blood sugar. White rice gets processed almost the same way that pure glucose does, so it’s easy to see why restaurants and other locales are making the shift to or encouraging brown rice.