Your Body: Seeds of Strength What’s the secret of Houston Ballet soloist Lauren Strongin’s stamina when she dances Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan? Seeds. “I add ground flaxseeds, chia, and hemp seeds to my steel-cut oatmeal, which keeps my energy high,” she says. She’s not alone. Many dancers turn to seeds for a nutritional boost. Even the celebrated Sylvie Guillem has added seeds to her vegetarian diet. “They’re a good source of protein and also of healthy fats,” says Emily Cook Harrison.