Simple Way to Lower Your Blood Pressure -- Just Avoid High-Fructose Corn Syrup
A diet high in fructose, a form of sugar found in sweetened soft drinks and junk food, raises blood pressure in men.
Two recent studies provided the first evidence that fructose helps raise blood pressure. One study further suggested that people who consume junk foods and sweetened soft drinks at night could gain weight faster than those who don't.
Fructose accounts for about half the sugar molecules in table sugar and in high-fructose corn syrup, the sweetener used in many packaged foods.