Eating lots of sugar can cause many issues, but did you know it’s also associated with high blood pressure? Excessive sugar consumption can lead to weight gain, which puts the body at risk for high blood pressure. Chronically elevated blood sugar levels can also damage blood vessels, making them less adaptive to stress. Lifestyle and diet have a massive effect on high blood pressure, so making healthy choices (like making your own salad dressing instead of buying Kraft’s) can help get it back in the healthy range.