If you’d like to take advantage of vitamin B1’s bug repellent properties naturally, it’s easy to add some by eating good, healthy foods. It takes 2 weeks to build up B1 in your system so start now because the bugs get hungry for you. Some foods that are high in B1 include:
Sunflower seeds are particularly high in thiamin
Beans, such as black beans, green peas, and lentils
Whole grains such as oatmeal and brown rice
Yeast (brewer’s yeast supplements) !!!!I recommend this!
Dark leafy greens such as kale
Organ meats, such as liver
Enriched bread products
One thing to note, especially if you’re upping your intake of vitamin B1 for bugs; since it is water soluble, B1 is automatically flushed from the body and your reserves will need to be stocked regularly, either by taking a vitamin supplement or eating foods rich in the vitamin. The next time you’ve got the munchies, consider munching on oranges slices or sunflower seeds as a snack!