1. Health
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.


Nutrition Glossary


Updated May 15, 2014

Healthy Vegetables - iStock.com
Daniela Andreea Spyropoulos
Top Related Searches
  • water soluble vitamins
  • Definition: A substance required in a small amount that's essential for normal growth and activity of the body. Vitamins are obtained through the foods you eat, but you can also take them as dietary supplements. They're also called micronutrients, along with minerals.

    Vitamins are classified as fat-soluble or water-soluble.

    Back to the Nutrition Glossary



    ©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

    We comply with the HONcode standard
    for trustworthy health
    information: verify here.