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The Indian Food Pyramid for Vegetarians

Vegetarian Foods

In order to understand the Pyramid and how this will help in our understanding of the types and amounts of foods which we would eat, let us break down the Pyramid into its various components.

Later when you see the Diet Charts which are based on the Exchange system, you will see that depending on the calories you would eat in a day, the meals and snacks are divided into servings or portions of these foods.

  1. Cereals
  2. Vegetables
  3. Pulses and dals
  4. Milk and milk based products
  5. Fruits
  6. Fats and Oils
  7. Foods to Avoid
  8. Free Foods
  9. Food Glossary

Each group is symbolized by an icon.
  Cereals   Vegetables
  Milk   Lean Meats
  Fruits   Fats/Oils