Aretha Franklin: 'My life has changed'
Published Mar 2 2011, 16:15 GMT | By Justin Harp Aretha Franklin
has insisted that losing more than 25 pounds changed her lifestyle for the better.
The singer, who underwent a "highly successful" surgery
in December, told Jet
magazine that her diet has been completely overhauled in recent months.
"I [now] go to the healthier foods that are less chemically treated," she said. "I am drinking lots of water to get rid of the toxins in my body. It's a natural flushing. Water flushes your system and is also very good for your skin."
The 'Respect' singer further asserted that adopting a new health regiment has her feeling revitalized.
She remarked: "It's a new chapter in my life… It's a brand new me. I am still the same but with some changes."
Franklin is expected to release her 38th studio album, Aretha: A Woman Falling Out Of Love
, later this year.