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Want Fewer Mosquito Bites? Avoid These Foods!

Want Fewer Mosquito Bites? Avoid These Foods!

Don’t let buzzing blood-suckers ruin your outdoor fun this summer. In addition to being really irritating, they can carry some very serious diseases. These are the common food offenders that are surefire ways to attract mosquitos soon after ingesting. In case you want to know which foods to include as edible deterrents, try including garlic and apple cider vinegar in the mix.

beer

    Beer and Alcohol

    Unfortunately it’s true. Even science acknowledges that even a single beer can increase the likelihood of getting bitten. This is also the only food that is likely to subsequently numb the itch as consumption goes up.

    banana

      Bananas

      This also includes other potassium-rich foods. The reason is due to the increased secretion of lactic acid by our bodies as potassium is ingested. Lactic acid is also the reason why pickles, dairy, and salty foods are also mosquito attractants. This makes a banana split probably the single worst offender, leading us to the next avoidable food below.

      sweets

        Sweets

        Mosquitos, like people, can pick up on aromas (especially the sweet kind). This means once they find their way to the good stuff at the picnic table, they will eventually find their way to your arms and ankles.

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          Limburger Cheese

          Just in case you really like this stinky cheese, be aware that it is made with the same bacteria that make your feet smell bad. This attracts mosquitos, believe it or not, as proven by a study that won itself the parody Ig Nobel Prize. Now you know!

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          Last Updated on March 24, 2021

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