Science Explains Why Our Tears Have a Salty Taste

Posted on Dec 06, 2016

Our tears taste like salt, right? You've come to realize that at one point in your life or another. We cry as a reflection of strong emotions or when we're happy or sad. Either way, when tears come pouring down your face all the way to your lips, you come to know that they're salty. Now, why is that?

1. Happy Tears

Happy Tears
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Sometimes we get so overwhelmed by joy that we burst into tears! Like this young lady whose sacrifice and hard work finally paid off.

2. But the Sad Tears...

But the Sad Tears...
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We tend to slip into sorrow. Well, it's all part of the human experience. Just remember to cheer up!

3. So What About Onion Tears?

So What About Onion Tears?
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If your eyes need some refreshment, go and start chopping onions. They're great tear jerkers and are very cleansing in doing so! But in all these cases, one thing is common - your tears have a salty taste!

4. Salt in Your Body

Salt in Your Body
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That's how much salt is found in an adult human body every day. It's a whole cup of salt! In fact, every cell in your body contains salt.
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