Brown lentil and Green Mung soup

Originally posted on Chitra's Healthy Kitchen:

Lentil soup


The often overlooked mung bean is a truly wonderful gift from nature. This tasty bean is small and green in color but packed with protein and nutrients, making any mung-based meal enormously nutritious. Green mung and brown lentils are cooked and for creamy texture I blend half of the cooked bean and lentil mixture.

Health Benefits:

Mung beans are rich in Vitamin C, high nutrient content and helps for digestion. Mung beans are rich in potassium beneficial for the cardiovascular and nervous systems and are also a good source of high quality protein for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Mung beans contain lots of fiber, which is essential to keep healthy cholesterol levels. Mung beans are rich in iron, thiamin, magnesium and folate, which help many other bodily functions for optimum health.

Yields: 3-4 servings
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

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Originally posted on Blackbutterfly7:

Michael Crews

Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews

On Friday, Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews, fired 32 guards with the Florida Department of Corrections. All were accused of criminal wrongdoing or misconduct in connection with the deaths of inmates at four state prisons.

The Miami Herald began an investigative project into reports of alleged brutality and corruption in the prison system. Only then did prison officials begin to acknowledge the complaints.

On September 9, 2014, the Miami Herald reported that Disability Rights Florida, a nonprofit mental health advocacy group, filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to force immediate reforms and investigations into some of the more egregious complaints that it says Crews and others have ignored for more than three years. The law suit alleges that Crews, his department, and Wexford, which provides health services to prisoners, “have permitted people with mental illness who were and currently are housed…

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