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Top 10 Foods That Raise Blood Pressure Levels


Excessive consumption of sugar is associated with an increased risk of obesity and weight gain. Both health issues are a major risk factor for high blood pressure and heart disease. Cholesterol and fat cells can build up over time on the walls of the blood vessels. This can increase the tension and lead to hypertension. While there is not a recommended daily intake for sugar, it is better to consume as least as possible. Avoid adding sugar to your dishes and drinking sugar-sweetened beverages like sodas or pre-packaged juices. [2]