Although only a small insect, a disease caused by mosquito bites such as dengue and malaria are killing a lot of lives around the world. Some vitamins can help you far away from mosquito bites.
People prone to mosquito bites during the morning or dawn (at sunrise) and evening (at sunset) because winged insects that are most often looking for food at times.
To help combat the mosquito bites, there are several nutrients that can be incorporated into the daily diet to be efficient in preventing mosquito bites.
Some vitamins that can keep you from mosquito bites as reported by LIVESTRONG are:
Vitamin B-1, also called thiamine, can be used to help prevent mosquito bites by acting as a repellent. After taking thiamine, the skin will remove the odor does not like mosquitoes.
Pyllis A. Balch in his book Prescription for Nutritional Healing, recommends eating about 75-150 mg of vitamin B-1 every day to prevent mosquito bites. Vitamin B-1 can be found in foods such as rice, wheat and sugar cane syrup (molasses).
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
Vitamin C can help reduce inflammation (inflammation) and pain from insect bites, and to prevent mosquito bites.
University of Maryland Medical Center say that vitamin C is also important for wound healing in the skin, including mosquito bite wounds. Fruits rich in vitamin C is kiwi, cooked vegetables, blueberries, oranges, strawberries, tomatoes and cranberries.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant vitamin. Vitamin E helps to block damage from free radicals, which can accelerate aging and cause wrinkles. Vitamin E also helps to make red blood cells and enhance the development of new skin cells by improving blood circulation.
Home Remedy Reference Center said that vitamin E has been proven as one of the best treatment to avoid insect bites. Vitamin E, which can help reduce swelling from mosquito bites can be found in corn and sunflower seeds.