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    Food Chart for Pregnant Women

    The table below shows the average meal plan for a pregnant Indian woman
    Food group Quantity/serving Servings/day
    Cereals & Grains

    • Ragi, Kezhvaragu, Ragulu
    • Bajra, Kambu, Sazzalu
    • Rice flakes, Chewra, Aval, Chira, Pohe, Atukulu
    • Wheat germ
    • Oats
    60 grams/serving 6 servings/day
    Pulses & Beans

    • Bengal gram, Chick pea, Chana, Kothukadalai, Sanagalu
    • Black gram, Urad dal, Ulutham paruppu, Minapa pappu, Mashkalair, Udad
    • Cow pea, Lobia, Karamani, Chorap, Barbati, Bobbarlu
    • Green gram, Moong, Payatham paruppu, Pesara pappu
    • Lentils, Masur
    • Rajma, Phanasi, Barbati, Barigalu
    • Soyabean
    30 grams/serving 3 servings/day
    Milk and milk products

    • Cheese (high in fat)
    • Paneer
    • Khoa, Thirattu pal - (From skimmed milk for low fat)
    • Pasteurised Buffalo milk (better than cow's milk)
    • Pasteurised Cow's milk - Skimmed has lesser fat and more proteins
    150 ml/serving 2 servings/day
    Green leafy vegetables, other vegetables, roots and tubers

    • Agasth-ka-phool, Agathi, Bak, Agathio, Avise
    • Beetroot greens, Chukandar-ka-sag
    • Drumstick leaves, Saijan patta, Sajna Sag, Saragavo, Murungai keerai, Mulaga akulu
    • Fenugreek leaves, Methi sag, Venthaya keerai, Menthikoora
    • Makoy leaves, Manathakali leaves, Piludi, Kamanchi, Kakmachi
    • Turnip greens, Shalgam-ka-sag
    • Lotus stems, Kamal gatta
    • Curry leaves, Gandhela, Barsanga, Kariveppilai, Karivepaku (use for seasoning)
    • Mint, Pudina
    • Parsley
    • Spinach, Palak, Pasalai keerai, Palang sag
    • Carrots
    • Pumpkins, Kaddu, Parangikka, Kohlu, Gummadikaya, Kumra
    • Cauliflower
    • Drumstick
    • Bitter-gourd
    • Knol-khol
    100 grams/serving 4 servings/day
    Fruits

    • Dried dates, Khajur
    • Water melon
    • Raisins, Kishmish
    • Fresh apricot
    • Guava
    • Orange
    • Traditional Indian custom is that pregnant Indian women should avoid eating ripe mango and papaya.
    50 grams/serving 4 servings/day
    Nuts and seeds

    • Almonds, Badam
    • Cashews
    • Groundnut
    • Sunflower seeds
    • Watermelon seeds
    • Mustard seeds, Rai, Sorse, Kadugu, Aavalu (for seasoning)
    • Walnut
    • Pistachio
    Have a handful of these to get proteins. But don't eat too much as they contain a lot of fat 1 handful
    Condiments and spices

    • Fenugreek,Methi, Venthayam, Menthulu
    • Turmeric, Haldi
    • Cumin, Jeera
    For seasoning For seasoning


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    Re: Food Chart for Pregnant Women

    Here i am sharing nice post about

    Food Chart for Pregnant Women

    Eating nutritious foods, especially fruits and vegetables, could reduce pregnant women’srisk of developing an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), according to a new study.


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