A study published in One Asia states that people could lose fat by shedding tears because of the cortisol hormones that are released in our body. The more cortisol hormones that are present in our body, the more it could lead to fat loss.
A well-known biochemist named William Frey also supported the finding of the study that stress-induced tears are also good for weight loss since it also helps in removing toxic substances from the body.
But according to the study, if you are someone who doesn’t easily cry, it might not be beneficial because only genuine tears will burn fat.
A person has three types of tears namely basal, reflex, and psychic tears. Basal tears are those that keep our peepers moist, reflex tears are the ones that we involuntarily shed due to smoke or pollution, and psychic tears are linked with true feelings and human emotions.
The type of tears that has the benefit of weight loss is psychic tears only.
Cardiac muscles burn around 8 ½ calories an hour when a person is at rest and when a person is emotionally stressed, heart rate also increased. When heart rate elevates, the number of calories burned by the cardiac muscles also increases. Though the act of crying burns a small number of calories, the person still loses some weight.
The study also said that the best time to release negative emotions by crying is from 7 to 10 pm because it is the peak time cortisone is released.
People tend to cry when they are in pain, sadness, stress, and even when they feel happy. Crying is a way to make a person feel better.
But a study shows that crying could also help an individual to reduce body weight.
A doctor from Los Altos Optometric Group named Dr. Aaron Neufeld said there are three types of tears: Basal, Reflex, and Psychic tears. Basal tears are the “basic functional tears” that keep our eyes moist.
The Reflex tears, also known as “irritation tears,” are caused by environmental stress factors like wind gusts and smoke. The Psychic tears are those associated with feelings and emotions.
Now which of these tears can help you reduce weight?
A recent study shows that emotional crying can help one lose body weight because of the linked hormones that heighten the cortisol level that is induced when you have bottled up emotions.
Some netizens call it “good news”
imagine bawat pag iyak mo tuwing gabi nababawasan timbang mo? payat ko na siguro ngayon
— i am confusion (@_sweetseok) May 8, 2019
Sabi nila nakakatulong sa pag payat ang pag iyak gago kaya ba ako payat kasi palagi akong umiiyak pic.twitter.com/MEwTGaz9Hi
— Val (@vlrnnrms) May 9, 2019
thank u nakaka payat daw pag iyak kaya iinom ako marami tubig
— 𝖏𝖔𝖚 (@withoutjou) May 9, 2019
gago nakakapayat daw yung pag iyak lalo na pag stress dahil sa toxic substance keme keme shets kaya pala sobrang payat ko na sabi ni doc potaena
— deng (@mdengcs) May 10, 2019
A biochemist named Willian Frey also found out that stress-induced tears can also remove many kinds of toxic substances from the body. This concludes that crying is an excretory process that removes the substance that can build up during emotional stress.
Because of this, there is a possibility that the body can’t store more fats due to the release of stressful hormones by crying.
Based on the study, it also said that tears triggered by real emotions will only make the slimming effect. The study also advised that the best time to cry is from 7 to 10 in the evening, where you cry over sad movies, or from your broken relationships.
TAGS: Aaron Neufeld, Advantages of Crying, Basal tears, biochemist, body weight, Crying Helps, Dr. Aaron Neufeld, emotional crying, Los Altos Optometric Group, Psychic tears, Reflex tears, stress-induced tears, Willian Frey