Increased inflammatory markers can arise if you experience large fluctuations in blood sugar. In order to maintain more consistent levels, try eating a low-carb, high-protein breakfast. This recipe is a delicious start to the day that contains a number of ingredients shown to aid in the reduction of excess inflammation. Extra-virgin olive oil contains oleocanthal, which has been shown to work in a similar fashion to ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. Mushrooms are rich in anti-inflammatory compounds, including phenolic acid and carotenoids.