R'n'B diva Patti Labelle has decided to share something completely different with her fans - tips on healthy eating.

The new cookbook, PATTI LaBELLE'S LITE CUISINE, which hits shelves on 14 April (03), is the long-awaited follow-up to her 1999 bestseller, LaBELLE CUISINE.

After her earlier book's publication, LaBelle was diagnosed with diabetes - a disease that claimed the life of her mother.

To battle the condition, LaBelle learned how to cook foods that are healthier but still tasty.

The LADY MARMALADE singer shares her favourite recipes in the book, as well as words of wisdom on why healthy eating is so important.

LaBelle Cuisine has already won the endorsement of the AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION.