- Monday, 12 June 2017
People with high concentrations of steroids or cholesterol on their skin surface are more prone to mosquitoes, and those who produce certain acids, such as uric acid, in higher amounts.
These substances stimulate the sense of smell of the mosquitoes and lead them to a certain individual. According to scientists, people who give off larger amounts of carbon dioxide, like obese people and pregnant women, attract mosquitoes the most.
Also, individuals give off more carbon dioxide when outside playing kickball than they would if they were sitting by a fire. The bites of these insects are not just annoying and itchy, but mosquitoes also carry diseases and can spread them to people.
Apparently, studies have shown that vitamin B1 (thiamine), which is a water-soluble vitamin needed for the proper function of the body, can effectively boost the immune system and fight stress.
This vitamin can be found in foods such as kale, cabbage, broccoli, onions, spinach, green beans, summer squash, eggplant, and sunflower seeds. If in high amounts in the body, this vitamin will produce a “yeasty” smell to mosquitoes, and they will no longer be attracted to you.