Dr Oz played a game called Buy Brand Name Or Generic to teach us about which products we should spend extra to buy the brand name and which products we should just by the generic brand. Which should be Name Brand and which should be Generic Brand for a can of tuna fish, Over-The-Counter antacid tablets and a box of cereal?
Dr Oz: Brand Name Tuna vs Generic Tuna
Dr Oz said that you should buy Brand Name Tuna because there is more water than fish in Generic Brand Tuna, so this is not the place to skimp. In my personal opinion, I would opt for the tuna or salmon in the pouches over the fish in the cans anyway!
Dr Oz: Generic Brand Antacids vs Brand Name Antacids
Dr Oz said that you should buy Generic Antacids over Brand Name Antacids, because the fancy packaging is not important. By law, the antacids have to be identical as long as their ingredients are the same, so they will have the same impact. Just make sure to double check and compare both ingredient lists.
Dr Oz: Name Brand Cereal vs Generic Cereal
Dr Oz said that Generic Brand Cereal is the way to go, which is one of the biggest surprises. You can save 25-50% or more by buying generic cereal over Brand Name Cereal. Plus, Dr Oz said that Generic Cereal often has less air in the bag. Read the food label to be sure that the ingredients are similar and that one is not more sugary than another.