By Neha Yadav
Published Apr 17, 2024

Hindustan Times

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5 foods to boost keratin levels for hair growth

Keratin is a natural structural protein that helps promote your hair and skin health. Consuming a nutritious diet can help promote hair growth and prevent damage.

Here are some of the foods that you can include in your diet for boosting keratin production for hair growth.


Eggs are excellent sources of biotin that help stimulate the production of keratin and promote hair growth. 


Onions are packed with N-acetylcysteine, an antioxidant that forms L-cysteine, a component of keratin, and boosts hair growth.


Salmon is a rich source of protein and biotin that help increase keratin levels. Also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, this fish is excellent for preventing hair loss and getting voluminous hair.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are full of provitamin A carotenoids like beta carotene that are converted into vitamin A and keratin. This food is excellent to promote hair growth.

Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are rich in biotin that increase the production of keratin and promote overall hair health.