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Your Diet as Bug Repellent

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |


The bugs have been bad the last two weeks. Really, really bad. Suddenly, mosquitoes, chiggers and everything else seem to be out in full force, at least in my neck of the woods. It’s been downright unpleasant to spend time in the backyard, and my garden is showing it. (Sorry, lovely zucchini and tomato plants. I don’t like looking like a spotted beast.)

I remember at some point people telling me eating bananas would cause mosquitoes to flock to you, so when I saw this article on different foods that would help repel bugs, I was naturally interested.

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Your Diet as Bug Repellent

Bananas

Some people claim they repel because of vitamin B and 3-octanol, while others claim they attract. Will your daily banana make you taste sweet or keep the pesky mosquitoes away?

Continue reading on The Daily Meal to see what else could help repel bugs before they bite.

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson

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Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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