Food Chart for Pregnant Women

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The table below shows the average meal plan for a pregnant Indian woman [TABLE="width: 480"]
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[TD="align: center"]Food group[/TD]
[TD="align: center"] Quantity/serving[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]Servings/day
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[TD]Cereals & Grains

  • Ragi, Kezhvaragu, Ragulu
  • Bajra, Kambu, Sazzalu
  • Rice flakes, Chewra, Aval, Chira, Pohe, Atukulu
  • Wheat germ
  • Oats
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[TD="align: center"]60 grams/serving[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]6 servings/day[/TD]
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[TD]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
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[TD="align: center"] 30 grams/serving[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]3 servings/day[/TD]
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[TD]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
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[TD="align: center"]150 ml/serving[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]2 servings/day[/TD]
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[TD]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
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[TD="align: center"]100 grams/serving[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]4 servings/day[/TD]
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[TD]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.
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[TD="align: center"]50 grams/serving[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]4 servings/day[/TD]
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[TD]Nuts and seeds

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

  • Fenugreek,Methi, Venthayam, Menthulu
  • Turmeric, Haldi
  • Cumin, Jeera
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[TD="align: center"] For seasoning[/TD]
[TD="align: center"] For seasoning[/TD]
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