If you are an emotional person who tends to cry a lot, don't feel too bad about it anymore because according to a study, crying actually helps to shed a few extra kilos.
The study also revealed that stress-induced tears have the ability to remove toxic substances from the body and this theory has been backed by William Frey, a biochemist. Moreover, our body can't store more fat when we are shedding tears, because all the stressful hormones that were bottled-up would've been released through this excretory process.
Having said that, the study reveals that you can reap these benefits only when your tears are triggered by real emotions so, no crocodile tears please.
Just FYI, there are 3 types of tears namely:
Basal tears: that keep our peepers moist;
Reflex tears: that we involuntarily shed due to environmental stressors like smoke and wind;
Psychic tears: linked to our true feelings and human emotions.
So next time, don't feel guilty and embarrassed if you cry while watching your favourite rom-com on Netflix because a good cry isn't just good for releasing pent-up emotions for the sake of mental stability but it is also great for our physical well-being.
But, this in no way means that you should start sobbing at every little thing, okay?