I too have had these problems. I'm 43 and have been diagnosed in the past with borderline hypertension. After I eat salty junk food; fries, hamburgers, chips etc, even soda and beer would trigger my heart rate and blood pressure to increase. For me, I felt my body was telling me "what
the hell did you just put in me, I don't like
it". I wasn't fat, only about 25 pounds or so overweight. I'm 5'10 and weighed 188 at the time.
This experience has been life changing.