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Delicious and very nutritious - mashed potatoes. Photo by: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Mashed potatoes the perfect diet - the Irish had it right all along

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Delicious and very nutritious - mashed potatoes. Photo by: Getty Images/iStockphoto

In these days of low-carb, diets potatoes tend to get lumped in with other carbs such as bread and pasta, but scientists at the University of California have now revealed that the humble potato is the perfect diet food and contains many of the nutrients our modern diets lack.

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