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Does Banana eating encourage insect bites?
« on: 17/05/2008 18:42:51 »
I was interested to read the transcript of your last Sunday's programme including the bit on Mosquitos.    (I was out last Sunday)

A few weeks ago I had loads of large, red itchy bumps come up on both my arms and across my chest, under my bust (underneath the bottom bit of my bra!).    I normally eat one banana after my muesli in the morning but I had to stop eating bananas as I heard that bananas can make us attractive to biting insects.    Since I have laid off the bananas for now I haven't been bitten anymore despite doing gardening last weekend.

Is it true about bananas making you more attractive to biting insects?


 

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Does Banana eating encourage insect bites?
« Reply #1 on: 17/05/2008 20:22:49 »
OOOH I have never heard that before. But I love Bananas...at times that is breakfast! Those mosquitoes do love me too!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/05/2008 01:11:39 »
I was interested to read the transcript of your last Sunday's programme including the bit on Mosquitos.    (I was out last Sunday)

A few weeks ago I had loads of large, red itchy bumps come up on both my arms and across my chest, under my bust (underneath the bottom bit of my bra!).    I normally eat one banana after my muesli in the morning but I had to stop eating bananas as I heard that bananas can make us attractive to biting insects.    Since I have laid off the bananas for now I haven't been bitten anymore despite doing gardening last weekend.

Is it true about bananas making you more attractive to biting insects?

Are you sure it wasn't an allergic reaction or something? I doubt that after eating one banana your body could attract any insects...
 

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« Reply #3 on: 18/05/2008 09:23:14 »
I was interested to read the transcript of your last Sunday's programme including the bit on Mosquitos.    (I was out last Sunday)

A few weeks ago I had loads of large, red itchy bumps come up on both my arms and across my chest, under my bust (underneath the bottom bit of my bra!).    I normally eat one banana after my muesli in the morning but I had to stop eating bananas as I heard that bananas can make us attractive to biting insects.    Since I have laid off the bananas for now I haven't been bitten anymore despite doing gardening last weekend.

Is it true about bananas making you more attractive to biting insects?

Are you sure it wasn't an allergic reaction or something? I doubt that after eating one banana your body could attract any insects...

I normally eat one banana every breakfast.    I am missing my banana at the moment! I only had a bowl of muesli this morning!
 

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Does Banana eating encourage insect bites?
« Reply #4 on: 18/05/2008 12:43:50 »
Lynda what else did you eat that banana with that might have
disagreed with you.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 18/05/2008 16:42:18 »
Lynda what else did you eat that banana with that might have
disagreed with you.

Nothing which I normally eat - just my normal muesli!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 18/05/2008 16:58:27 »
Lynda what else did you eat that banana with that might have
disagreed with you.

Nothing which I normally eat - just my normal muesli!


Ok Lynda, I was wondering if there is anything else that might have been a cause. Did you buy that banana from a different store or grower??
 

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