Julie's hangover help

By Julie Daniluk
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Watermelon iced with lemon on top

Recipes reprinted from Julie’s Upcoming Book, Becoming Sugar-free, with permission granted from Penguin Random House Canada. 

This drink is loaded with electrolytes that help you fight the dehydration that is contributing to your headache and digestive upset. Electrolytes are minerals that carry the electric charge in your body. All of your body fluids (i.e. urine, sweat and blood) require a delicate mineral balance to prevent you from feeling poorly. Keeping your electrolytes balanced with fluids is essential for your brain chemistry, healthy muscle action and other smooth organ function. Electrolytes include calcium, sodium, chloride, potassium, phosphate and magnesium. 




  • 1 litre herbal tea, coconut water, or plain water
  • 1/8 teaspoon unrefined pink or sea salt

For a more robust solution consider adding these options:

  • 1/2 teaspoon calcium/magnesium powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened berry or pomegranate juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon 100% monk fruit or stevia extract sweetener such as honey or coconut nectar
  • 1-2 teaspoon lemon juice


1. Brew tea if using, or slightly warm base liquid.

2. Add sea salt and calcium magnesium, if using, and mix well.

3. Add juice and sweetener, if using, and mix well.

Makes 1 litre. Store up to 4 days in the refrigerator and consume as needed.

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