Canary seed is beneficial for Type 1 diabetics who have developed celiac disease. Canary seeds are a grain with higher protein levels than many other grains, but they still have important nutrients, according to Medical Daily.
People who have celiac disease encounter intestinal difficulties after eating rye, barley, wheat and other items containing gluten. The reaction leads to inflammation, which damages the lining to the small intestine even further. In addition to Type 1 diabetics, patients with autoimmune thyroid disease and Down syndrome are also at a higher risk of developing celiac disease. The only treatment available to celiac sufferers is staying away from foods with gluten, reports Medical Daily.