Crying is actually quite good for you. According to biochemist William Frey, emotional tears (as opposed to tears of irritability) remove toxins as well as chemicals like the endorphin leucine-enkaphalin and prolactin that have built up in the body from stress. Crying also lowers a person’s manganese level, which is a good thing. I even read somewhere that crying burns 1.5 calories a minute. If you’re like me – who can cry off and on for the whole day – those calories add up. I’d say you have just earned yourself a chocolate shake. I consider a crying spell like an inner shower. It cleanses my insides so that I better process pain.