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What to Eat to Repel Bugs
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Although Mother Nature has given us beautiful beaches, lush forests, and awe-inspiring mountains to enjoy, she has also given us mosquitoes, ticks, and a plethora of other bugs that know how to ruin a barbecue or picnic faster than rain. Whether they’re buzzing in our ears or covering our bodies in bites, bugs often spoil our outdoor excursions. Aside from being a nuisance, bugs also carry a host of diseases that can be either debilitating or life-threatening. Thankfully, Mother Nature has also given us foods that we can eat to repel bugs.
It’s true that there are number of things you can do to prevent bugs from feasting on you, like avoiding strongly scented lotions, soaps, and perfumes, wearing light-colored clothes, and most importantly, always using bug repellant. But none of these options are as enjoyable as eating. So if you’re tired of being a buffet for bugs, here are some foods that may help ward off nature‘s pests.
Originally published 8/12/11
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