Why crying is considered to be good for your health

Why crying is considered to be good for your health

Are you among those people who think that only kids cry? Looking at an adult crying may seem to be unpleasant but it has a healing effect. Often we hear laughter is a good medicine but the thing is that if laughter is one end of spectrum then crying is the other. In our growing age, we were always discouraged to cry as it was marked as a sign of weakness and for being childish. According to a study, crying encourages you to heal your body and it improves your mood 88.8% of times. Tears are the super agents of crying. The lachrymal glands produce three kinds of tears in the eyes. They are – Basal Tears, Reflex Tears and emotional tears.

Tears lubricate the eyeballs and eyelids and prevent drying up of mucous membranes. This keeps your eyes moist and also prevents dust and debris from entering your eyes. Tears contain a fluid called lysozyme that kills 90 – 95 % bacteria in 10 minutes only. All the toxins that gets built up in your body due to stress and tension gets flushed through tears. Emotional crying activates endocrine system that is responsible for endorphins and makes you feel good. It helps you to release negative feelings, stress and frustration. In life, we all go through the pain of losing our loved ones. If we cry at these moments, we let out all our grieves and this helps us to move on in life.