Everyone loves Summer right? Right!

But there's one part of Summer everyone HATES.

MOSQUITOS!

The worst part of the best part of the year. Well I'm here to help you help yourself.

Here are the three foods you should add to your Summer diet to help avoid mosquitos according to Medical Daily -

  1. Lemongrass - One of the most common ingredients in mosquito repellents is citronella. Moreover, one of the greatest food sources of citronella is lemongrass. Medical experts and scientists have confirmed that whether you apply it on your skin or consume it, it would still have the potential to repel mosquitos.
  2. Grapefruit - Grapefruit is known as one of those summer fruits that everyone loves. This contains a compound known as nootkatone. Studies show that nootkatone is very effective at repelling not only mosquitos but also ticks, which is why scientists have used grapefruit as a means to fight the increasing spread of Lyme disease, as well as other tick-borne illnesses.
  3. Garlic - Garlic has the ability and the repellent power of keeping away mosquitos among other bugs. The allicin in it is considered to be an active component that is responsible for the garlic’s ability to repel bugs. You need to crush the garlic and it should be close to raw as much as possible for it to work.

Nothing like a garlic lemon grass grapefruit salad am I right? But really, all of these foods can easily be incorporated into your Summer meals.

H/T MEDICAL DAILY 

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