By Samantha Taylor
Pure Health Studios
There is nothing that cools you off better than a delicious and fresh frozen yogurt. I love family-owned restaurants, so I was happy to find You Say When located at 18845 SR 54 in Lutz.
The owners are a husband and wife team. Dan Sefair told me how his wife, Courtney Crow, had always wanted to be an ice cream store owner but decided to go the healthier route with yogurt. “I love this place because it’s a family place,” Crow said. “People come in happy and they leave happy. I like that my customers can eat something they crave, and it’s good for them. We even have a guy that comes in here two times a day because it has lowered his cholesterol by eating here, and his doctor told him to keep doing whatever he is doing. He enjoys the no-sugar added yogurt that is also great for diabetics.”
That opens up a couple of good topics. It has been proven that excess carbs and sugar raises cholesterol and triglycerides, not saturated fat contrary to popular belief. It is a definite health benefit to consume yogurt that has live, active cultures and no added sugar like what is served at You Say When.
The yogurt Sefair and Crow offer is all gluten free for those who need to pay attention to such. In addition, their yogurt delivers lower calories and lower fat with about 80 flavors that are rotated on a regular basis. Try some of their 45 toppings, including fresh fruit that is not from a can with syrup.
Of course, if you are being conscious about your health and your weight, be cautious on the toppings you choose and how much you put on because ‘You Say When.’ I chose slivered almonds because adding fat and protein helps slow sugar from flooding into the body so quickly, therefore, storing less of what I eat as fat. I also added some delicious fresh strawberries and a few chocolate chips, which are OK if enjoyed in moderation.
One other great thing about this yogurt shop is they make all of their fruit smoothies with fresh fruit and offer yogurt milkshakes and protein shakes too. If you are in a rush or just want something refreshing, this is a much better option than choosing fast food. Dash in and get one of their delicious shakes and you will feel so much better about your choice.
Looking for a fundraiser for your school? This store also supports our local schools with what are known as Spirit Nights. Plan your next fundraiser at You Say When and 20 percent of the proceeds are donated to your mission. So, go have some yogurt!