What happens if people don't eat enough vitamins or minerals?

Not Getting Enough Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are vital for our good health. They help build and keep the cells, organs, and systems working properly. If we don't get enough of them, our bodies can become sick and we could die.

An example is scurvy, which is caused by not getting enough Vitamin C. The first sign of scurvy is sores in the corners of your mouth. The disease progresses and you could die if you don't get more Vitamin C.