9 Reasons Why Crying Is Good For Your Health

9. Tears are Rich in Electrolytes


Tears get secreted when you cry. They originate from a gland called the lacrimal gland in the eye. Not many people know that tears resulting from crying have electrolytes and proteins that are useful for our body. Some of the electrolytes present in human tears include potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc and , calcium. Tears also contain useful proteins such as Lacritin, Lactoferrin, Lysozyme and Lipocalin. We know that lysozyme has antibacterial properties. So, next time when you cry, try to sip your tears as the electrolytes and amino acids present in the tears are good for your body. Sipping on your tears is the most natural way of taking in electrolytes.

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