7 Health Benefits of Shedding Tears

Many people look upon tears as a sign of emotional weakness. But, what they fail to realise is that crying is a form of stress buster for the body. Crying helps you to get rid of all your pent up emotions, be it frustration or joy. Not only this, crying has many other health benefits as well. So, let’s take a look at different types of tears and some health benefits of crying.

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Types of tears
Types of tears

Dr. William Frey, a biochemist at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Centre in Minnesota has divided crying into three categories. During his research, Dr. Frey realised that there are chemical differences between different types of tears.


Emotional tears: Any time you feel emotionally sensitive, you shed tears. These can be tears of sadness, frustration, stress or even happiness.

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