A specific study was conducted at Virginia Tech University regarding the intrinsic health benefits of both olives and the oil derived from them. There has been long-standing beliefs that olives and olive oil are amazing for the heart and various other aspects of health. The Mediterranean diet regards it as a staple and as such, many people in that region taut its praises and supreme abilities. But little is known on why and how this fruit and oil is so effective. The biochemical interactions of the compounds within the fruit itself give way to why it's such a wonderful option.