Top foods with more vitamin C than an orange, though oranges do kick ash

brocoli(NaturalNews) Without enough vitamin C, cell growth and circulatory health can be compromised (1). Vitamin C is necessary to ensure that the system develops properly and is able to function well every step of the way; however, many people may be deficient in this nutrient, which can lead to an inability for the immune system to operate at peak effectiveness (2).

Those with a vitamin C deficiency may experience a variety of symptoms ranging from fatigue and weight loss to bruising easier and having more muscle and joint aches (1).

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it’s recommended that adult men consume 90 mg of vitamin C daily and that adult women obtain 75 mg daily (2). The amount varies depending on age, gender and other factors such as if a person is pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Foods rich in vitamin C

While an orange is likely the first food to come to mind as the go-to vitamin C source, there are other foods that top its levels of the nutrient. For example, one navel orange has about 83 mg of it, but a small papaya has 96 mg of vitamin C (3). Additionally, papaya has other health benefits including the fact that it’s high in fiber and folate.

Broccoli is another food with a high vitamin C content; one serving has about 132 mg of the nutrient (3). According to The World’s Healthiest Foods website, “Amongst all of the commonly consumed cruciferous vegetables, broccoli stands out as the most concentrated source of a premiere antioxidant nutrient–vitamin C (4).”

Strawberries also contain high levels of vitamin C. One serving has nearly 87 mg of it, and consumption of them has also been linked to reductions in cognitive decline (3).

Cauliflower, with nearly 128 mg of vitamin C in a head that’s about 4 inches in diameter, is another source of the nutrient. The World’s Healthiest Foods also touts this food as an “excellent” vitamin C source that does wonders for fighting damaging free radicals in the body and acting as an anti-inflammatory (5).

Eating these foods on a regular basis can increase vitamin C levels and boost overall health. As always, choose fresh, organic options.

Sources for this article include:

(1) http://www.fitday.com

(2) http://ods.od.nih.gov

(3) http://www.huffingtonpost.com

(4) http://www.whfoods.com

(5) http://www.whfoods.com

http://science.naturalnews.com

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Police need a warrant to track cell phones, federal judge rules

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(NaturalNews) A federal appeals court has ruled that police need to obtain a search warrant in order to track the cellular telephones of criminal suspects, a ruling that could help finally resolve a key privacy issue in the technological age that has split courts and judges around the country.

A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta held that the government violated the Fourth Amendment privacy rights of Quartavius Davis, who had been convicted of robbing seven stores in 2010, including a Little Caeser’s pizza house, a Walgreens drugstore and a jewelry shop. He had been sentenced to roughly 162 years in prison.

During his initial trial prosecutors introduced evidence that included cellphone records placing Davis and his cohorts near the scene of each of the robberies. The evidence included cell phone tower records to which the group’s phones were connected when they placed and received calls, court documents said, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

The paper continued:

To obtain a court order for the records, prosecutors needed to show only that the records were relevant and material to an ongoing investigation. But after [the recent] ruling, prosecutors in the 11th Circuit, which encompasses Alabama, Florida and Georgia, will have to meet a higher standard: probable cause, or a reasonable belief that a person committed a crime.

‘Fourth Amendment violation’

“Cell site location information is within the subscriber’s reasonable expectation of privacy,” wrote Judge David B. Sentelle for a unanimous panel. “The obtaining of that data without a warrant is a Fourth Amendment violation.”

Even though the court held that Davis’ rights were violated, his convictions will nonetheless stand, as well as most of his punishment, despite claims by sentencing overhaul advocates that his sentence was overly harsh. The 11th Circuit said police had been acting in good faith when they sought a court order instead of a warrant because they were, in fact, following a federal law.

The paper said that Davis’ legal team is looking at its options, according to Jacqueline Shapiro, one of his lawyers. The legal team could ask the 11th Circuit to rehear the case or the team could petition the U.S. Supreme Court to review it.

Meanwhile Peter Carr, a spokesman for the Justice Department, told the WSJ, “We are reviewing the decision and considering our options.”

A pair of federal appeals courts, the Fifth Circuit based in New Orleans and the Sixth Circuit based in Cincinnati, have both ruled that police are able to obtain cellphone location data without first getting a warrant. Meanwhile, the Third Circuit, based in Philadelphia, has held that federal magistrate judges have the discretion to decide whether a warrant is required to obtain location data.

“This is the first time a court has addressed this issue after a criminal conviction based on a full set of facts,” Nathan Freed Wessler, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed a brief in the case in support of a warrant requirement, told the WSJ.

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‘Cellphones present unique privacy situations’

In a statement, Wessler further noted:

This opinion puts police on notice that when they want to enlist people’s cell phones as tracking devices, they must get a warrant from a judge based on probable cause. The court soundly repudiates the government’s argument that by merely using a cell phone, people somehow surrender their privacy rights.

So far the Supreme Court has not ruled on the issue. In 2012, the justices ruled that attaching a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracker to the vehicle of a suspect was a violation of the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches, but the court stopped short of ruling that a warrant was required.

The high court is currently considering whether cops must obtain a warrant to search the contents of a suspect’s cellphone. They are expected to rule in June.

In the recent cellphone case, Sentelle said that unique privacy considerations come with cellphones.

“One’s cellphone, unlike an automobile, can accompany its owner anywhere,” he wrote. “Thus, the exposure of the cell site location information can convert what would otherwise be a private event into a public one.”

Sources for this article include:

http://online.wsj.com

http://jurist.org

www.aclu.org

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Genetically Modified Maggots may Appear in Fruit Due to GMO Fruit Fly Experiment in Brazil

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Wait – wasn’t the point of making genetically modified crops to make them pest resistant? At least that is what biotech companies tell us. Monsanto’s own website says, for example, that “Bt, or Bacillus thuringiensis, is a modern solution to insect control.” So why on earth would Brazil allow for GMO Mediterranean fruit flies (Ceratitis capitata), which have been planned to be unleashed on millions of acres of fruit trees?

While the experiment has yet to be given a release date in Brazil, the GM fruit flies are likely going to lead to GM maggots in fruit that will then be illegally exported to Europe and other countries. What could cause this?

Once released, the genetically altered fruit flies will mate with flies to produce female offspring which will fail to reach full maturity, thereby leaving GM maggots inside fruit. This hair-brained scheme is…

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The Reason Europe Bans American Apples

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It’s sad when one of the biggest ‘super powers’ can’t even export a quintessentially American food to another country because it is too toxic to eat. But apples treated with diphenylamine (DPA), a substance which keeps them from turning brown for months at a time when they are kept in storage, is now a sore spot for importers of American apples.

DPA isn’t harmful all by itself, but it breaks down into carcinogogenic elements. It’s been used since 1962, but was banned in the European Union in 2012 since producers couldn’t answer inquiries about its safety. European food safety regulators wanted more information on it, but none could be summoned. The apple industry simply responded with one study “that detected three unknown chemicals on DPA-treated apples, but it could not determine if any of these chemicals, apparently formed when the DPA broke down, were nitrosamines.”

British scientists, John Barnes and…

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