Rice that is improperly processed and cooked is a big reason people become unhealthy from eating rice. Rice that is improperly prepared will aggravate kapha dosha when eaten on a daily basis. Kapha aggravation is the reason for many of the lifestyle disorders like uncontrolled weight gain, blood sugar and cholesterol.
According to Ayurveda, cholesterol is related to the kapha dosha and plays an important role of supporting and lubricating the numerous circulatory channels. Many organs and tissues rely on the lubricating qualities of the kapha dosha, especially the nervous, muscular, and circulatory systems.