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Detoxing in autumn? Useful or not?

A metabolic diet or detox is often seen in connection with good New Year's resolutions or spring. This is because many consumers use a metabolic diet to get rid of a few pounds that have accumulated over the cold season in particular. However, the main purpose of a metabolic diet is to detoxify the body. This is particularly effective in autumn to protect against colds in winter.

 Table of contents:

  1. Why is a detox useful in autumn?
  2. Detoxifying the body

Why is an autumn detox useful?

Nowadays, the human organism is exposed to more and more pollutants. Harmful substances are absorbed into the bloodstream via the respiratory tract, the gastrointestinal tract or the skin and thus enter our bodies. If the pollutants are not completely eliminated, they can be deposited in fatty tissue in particular. This leads to dysfunctions in the body and later to various diseases. Chronic diseases, autoimmune diseases and allergies have therefore increased enormously in recent decades.

Pollutants not only enter the body from the outside, but waste products are also produced in the organism itself during metabolism, which have to be broken down by our detoxification organs.

Interim conclusion

Detoxing the body is particularly useful in autumn. This is because a metabolic diet cleanses the body and allows new, powerful cells to build up. Detoxing also brings the acid-base balance back into balance and thus strengthens the immune system.

This is particularly important in the winter months, when flu-like infections and colds are more common. In addition, people spend less time in the fresh air in winter and get less exercise. This can lead to a low mood. Detoxifying the body can help to restore personal well-being.

Detoxifying the body

The liver is the most important detoxification organ in our body. It breaks down harmful substances so that they can be eliminated from the body via the excretory organs.

The kidney filters the toxins and removes them from the body via the urine. A sufficient fluid intake is therefore of enormous importance.

Like the kidneys, the intestines are also one of the excretory organs. An unbalanced diet, too little fluid and exercise can hinder the functions of the bowel. As a result, constipation can occur, preventing optimal elimination of harmful substances and damaging the intestines.

The skin is the largest organ in the human body that is important for detoxification. It transports harmful substances out of the body via the glands. Sweating promotes the removal of harmful substances via the skin, which is why sporting activities and saunas are so important.

Harmful substances can also be exhaled via the lungs.

A metabolic diet supports the elimination of harmful substances via our body's detoxification organs.

There are a few things to consider when ridding the body of harmful substances:

  • Healthy diet: An unhealthy diet and the associated imbalanced acid-base balance are of great importance when detoxifying the body. This is because an imbalance in the acid-base balance can impair our well-being.
    Over-acidification of the body is caused by excessive consumption of acidic foods. These foods primarily include animal and highly processed products as well as sweets. Therefore, an intake of basic foods is particularly recommended.
  • Exercise:  Exercise is very important for detoxification. This is because physical activity increases circulation and oxygen uptake and leads to metabolic processes in the body being stimulated again. This is because an active metabolism supports the breakdown of harmful substances from fatty tissue.
    Walks in the fresh air are enough to reduce stress and promote detoxification. Sweat and breathing transport toxins and metabolic waste products out of the body.
    Exercise also helps to break down fat deposits for energy production and thus maintain valuable muscle mass.
  • Liquids: A lot of liquids mean a lot for cleansing processes in the body. If you drink a lot, you increase your circulation and therefore eliminate waste products more quickly via the kidneys.
  • Sleep: Adequate sleep of around 7-8 hours per day is important so that the body can recover and regenerate overnight.
  • Effects on diseases

    Many studies show that detoxifying the body has positive effects on various diseases. Allergies, autoimmune diseases and chronic gastrointestinal diseases in particular react positively to this body cleansing


    Detoxification also has a beneficial effect on high blood pressure, blood sugar and blood lipids. Due to the positive side effect of weight loss, a metabolic diet can also have an effect on overweight and obesity.