Do you cry in movies, or listening to sad songs, to mourn the end of a relationship or because of frustration? Studies have revealed that those who weep a little when they are feeling upset can reap positive effects from the same.
Tears lubricate our eyeballs and eyelids, enabling us to see well. Moreover, weeping also prevents dehydration of our various mucous membranes.
Kills Harmful Bacteria:
Tears work like antibacterial and antiviral agent working for us that fights off all the germs that we pick up during our everyday activities. Tears have lysozyme that kills bacteria in just five to ten minutes and prevents complications.
Laughter is good for our hearts and stress levels. So is weeping. Those who weep a little when upset tend to improve their mood after a bout of cry. A study at the University of Minnesota found that crying improved the mood of almost 90 percent of people besides helping them with healing, boosting immunity and reducing levels of anger.
The simple act of crying reduces the body’s manganese levels, a mineral that affects mood and is found in up to 30 times greater concentration in tears than in blood serum. The nutrient helps with lowering bad cholesterol levels and controls high blood pressure.