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Cry it out: 7 surprising health benefits of tears

Babies cry. Yet as we grow older, bursting into tears can be seen as a sign of weakness, something to be ashamed of. Imagine if your tears held a healing power - the body's natural valve to release bottled up emotions, so they don't manifest as pain, fatigue or illnesses. Grab that box of tissues, read on, and enjoy! The secret is out "Don't cry like a baby" "Boys don't cry" "Don't be so emotional" These are just some of the words that condemn tears. Many of us were told to h