Sugars are to be avoided on the diet however you can chew gum that contains Xylitol. Xylitol contains far less carbohydrates than table sugar and is around 50% less sweet. It also has a significantly lower glycemic rating, which means that it metabolizes more slowly in your body. It is often used by diabetics to help maintain stable blood sugar levels. As part of a Candida diet, it will restrict the amount of sugar that the Candida cells in your gut require to grow. Together with probiotics and antifungals, Xylitol can be a useful part of your Candida diet.