According to a new study, walnuts are the king of nuts for health benefits – and it takes only about seven walnuts a day to enjoy those benefits.

Walnuts are remarkable because they contain high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals, dietary fiber, are gluten-free – and are packed with antioxidants.

These antioxidants protect the body against damaging natural chemicals involved in causing disease.

So instead of taking a daily vitamin for your health, you might want to consider taking a handful of walnuts instead. (UPI)