High ESR and lymphocycte levels cab be because of inflammation. There are foods that can help to reduce inflammation and other foods that you should avoid. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in the oil of fatty fish, can help to decrease inflammation in your body. Olive oil contains a type of antioxidant called polyphenols, which help to reduce or prevent inflammation. Foods high in antioxidants can also protect against inflammation. Avoid food that is high in saturated or trans-fats. You should also avoid simple refined sugars because they can make inflammation worse.